Virginia Tech rose to the top 25 among public institutions in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings.
Tech is No. 25 among public colleges and No. 69 overall in the 2018 Best College Rankings. That’s up five spots from last year in the overall rankings and two spots among public universities.
The rankings are based on a variety of metrics ranging from graduation rates, to faculty information and reputation as determined by academic peers.
Tech is tied with the University of Minnesota, Texas A&M and Rutgers University.
Tech was also given the distinction of being named an “A-Plus School for B Students.”
The University of Virginia continues to be the top rated Virginia school on the list as the No. 3 public university and No. 25 overall.
Individual colleges also fared well. Tech’s engineering program was No. 14 and No. 9 among public colleges for colleges that give out up to a doctorate. The Pamplin College of Business was ranked No. 45 overall and No. 40 among public schools for undergraduate business education.
Radford University was also recognized as a best regional public university.
Radford was No. 15 in the top public schools in the South and No. 43 in the best regional universities in the South category. That represents a two-spot climb for RU.