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Bentley University Ranks #6 Among the Top Regional Universities-North; And One of Top 50 Best Business Programs in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report


Bentley University Ranks #6 Among the Top Regional Universities-North; And One of Top 50 Best Business Programs in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report



In the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s Best Colleges 2012, Bentley University is ranked #6 among “Best Regional Universities - North.”  Bentley is also ranked among the Top 50 “Best Business Programs” in the country at #46. These two ranking categories are based on results from peer assessment surveys.

In the business specialties category, also based on results from peer assessment surveys, the Bentley Management Information Systems program ranked #18 nationally and #2 in New England.

Among the top Regional Universities-North, Bentley was also ranked:

• #3 Highest Freshman Retention Rate

The average proportion of freshmen who entered the school in the fall of 2006 through fall 2009 and returned the following fall

• # 4 Best Value

The formula is based on the relationship of the school’s academic quality to the net cost of attendance and the amount of financial aid the schools dispense to students, in the form of need-based grants and scholarships

• #3 Highest 6 year Graduation Rate

The average proportion of a graduating class who earned a degree in six years or less

• #17 Economic Diversity among the top 25 ranked schools

Using the percentage of undergraduates receiving federal Pell grants for low-income students during 2009-2010 school year

Each year, U.S. News surveys more than 1,600 colleges and universities and ranks them according to their own methodology.  The rankings are based on several key measures of quality including the results of peer assessment surveys completed by academic leaders and administrators (25%), graduation and retention rates (25%), faculty resources (20%), student selectivity (15%), financial resources (10%) and alumni giving (5%).
Highlights of the rankings are published in the magazine’s September 20, 2011 issue and available online at The complete rankings are published in the 2012 America’s Best Colleges guidebook.


BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit


by Meredith Mason  September 12, 2016

Bentley University is ranked  #1 in several “Best Colleges by Major/Field of Study” rankings by College Factual, an online portal designed to assist students in a selecting a college.



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