Posted September 18, 2012

U.S. News & World Report ranks Temple as a top public university

Temple also noted for undergraduate business and standing among high school counselors

U.S. News & World Report this year has recognized Temple as a top public school among national universities, a reflection of the university’s rising profile and position. Temple also stands out among high school counselors and undergraduate business programs, among other rankings.

"While we continue to focus on our mission of providing access to an excellent education, the university is improving its rankings, which reflects the high quality of our faculty and students," said Hai-Lung Dai, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. "Such rankings are a measure of our reputation and the tremendous efforts that have been put into improving retention and graduation rates. The next major move is a new and more supportive scholarship and financial aid plan."

Being noted as a top national university among high school counselors means that Temple is known for the quality of its academic programs, its faculty and its graduates.

“It’s a testimony to the power of the relationships we have with high school counselors,” said Bill Black, senior vice provost of enrollment management. “Every year we get out and visit over 400 high schools in the greater metropolitan area, as well as invite the counselors to Temple so they can tour campus and have the chance to see Temple student life up-close.”

Temple was also noted as an “A+ school for B students,” which highlights the excellence in academics available at the university.

“We provide an exceptional education at an affordable price,” said Black. “Such recognition acknowledges the quality of the facilities, the research, the faculty, the advising — the whole package  —  here at Temple.”

Three Fox School of Business undergraduate programs — Risk Management and Insurance, International Business, and Management Information Systems — again rank among the nation’s best. The Fox School’s Risk Management and Insurance program ranks No. 6 while Fox’s International Business program is No. 9, positions each program also held last year.

The Fox School’s Management Information Systems (MIS) program climbed one spot to No. 17. Overall, the Fox School’s undergraduate business program is ranked 56th in the nation.

The full Best Colleges of 2013 rankings are available at