Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed again puts Purdue among country’s best

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University continues to be recognized as one of the nation’s top institutions with another top-10 ranking, this week via the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2021 U.S. Rankings.

Released Thursday (Sept. 17), the WSJ/THE ranking places Purdue as the ninth best public institution in the country, fifth best overall for student engagement and 47th overall among nearly 800 institutions in the U.S.

These newest accolades for Purdue follow last week’s U.S. News & World Report ranking as the No. 5 most innovative school in the country and the earlier No. 4 ranking on CNBC’s 2020 list of the top public U.S. colleges that pay off the most. Purdue is tops in the state in both the U.S. News list of innovative schools and the CNBC list of public colleges that pay off the most.

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The Wall Street Journal’s rankings focus on four key pillars. Forty

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Baylor University Earns High Ranking for Student Engagement by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings | Media and Public Relations

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2020) — The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2021 has ranked Baylor University No. 5 nationally in the category of engagement, which measures how well a university informs, inspires and challenges students.

Baylor also earned top ranking of the Big 12 universities in the engagement classification of the rankings, which included 797 institutions.

The College Rankings is a pioneering ranking of United States colleges and universities that puts student success and learning at its heart. The ranking adopts a balanced scorecard approach, with four pillars — engagement, outcomes, resources and environment — that combine 15 individual performance indicators to create an overall score reflecting an institution’s strength.

The ranking is designed to answer the questions that matter most to students and their families when making one of the

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Wall BOE Hires String Of Teachers For All-Virtual School

WALL, NJ – The Wall Township School District recently hired several new teachers to help alleviate staffing issues within the district amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Eight new teachers were recently approved to join the district, with six slated to teach at the all-virtual elementary school and two set to teach at Central Elementary School, according to meeting documents. 19 staffers were also approved leaves of absence due to child care and medical reasons, alongside one resignation.

According to Superintendent Dr. Tracy Handerhan, the eight hires are not the only educators slated to teach the all-virtual school: “The all-virtual teachers are a combination of seasoned teachers, of Wall Township teachers, and new hires,” the superintendent said.

The special meeting held on Sept. 10 also saw three new support staff hires, as well as the hiring of one new substitute teacher at the elementary school level.

“Typically, appointments like this are usually

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Carolina named 3rd top public university in Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranking

A new ranking out this week lists Carolina third among all public universities in the United States.

The 2021 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings also listed Carolina 33rd among all public and private universities in the nation. This is the second year in a row that Carolina has maintained those positions in this college ranking.

The rankings are based on 15 factors across four main categories including resources, engagement, outcomes and environment. Carolina scored its highest marks for student outcomes, which looked at graduation rates, reputation, value added to graduate salary and debt after graduation.

The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranking comes out the same week that U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings listed Carolina fifth among public schools and first for best value schools among public universities in the United States.

“These rankings are a tribute to the faculty and

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These Mass. colleges were ranked among the best in the US by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

2020 has been the year of a once-in-a-century global pandemic and Tom Brady taking the field wearing something other than a New England Patriots jersey. But despite all the changes this year brought, Massachusetts universities are still topping nationwide rankings.

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have landed the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively, on the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education’s list of best overall colleges in the nation.

2020 marks the fourth straight year Harvard has taken the top spot on the WSJ/THE annual list.

Here are the other universities that made the cut:

1. Harvard University

2. MIT

3. Yale University

4. Stanford University

5. Brown University and Duke University (tied)

7. California Institute of Technology and Princeton University (tied)

9. Cornell University

10. Northwestern University

Harvard and MIT also made it on the WSJ/THE list of top 10 schools for student outcomes, which

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