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ONU Receives Top Rankings in 2024 Best Colleges Report

Olivet Nazarene University receives top rankings by U.S. News and World Report, WalletHub and Money Magazine.

U.S. News and World Report released the 2024 Best Colleges report, and Olivet Nazarene University received rankings and recognition in five distinct categories.

Olivet is recognized as a Best Regional University (Midwest) and the #10 Best Value School (Midwest).

Olivet also received special recognition as a Best Undergraduate Engineering Program among schools with an undergraduate engineering program accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).

ONU is also a Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program, which is determined by scores from surveys of top academics and officials at nursing schools and based on overall quality. Schools must have bachelor’s-level accreditation by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. In addition, these regionally accredited institutions must have recently awarded at least 40 BSN degrees.

Once again, Olivet received the Top Performer on Social Mobility for 2024, recognizing the university’s ongoing commitment to affordability and accessibility. The report commends those institutions which help transform student’s life and family trajectory, and considers success rates of first-generation college students.

Olivet Nazarene University among the Top 10 in Illinois for “top-performing schools at the lowest possible costs to undergraduates,” according to the report’s methodology statement. More than 800 institutions were compared. Among the categories for methodology are student selectivity, cost and financing, career outcomes and metrics post-graduation. WalletHub also analyzed student loan default rates, and the value students can expect to receive once their studies are complete

Known primarily for its consumer financial tools like free credit scores, WalletFitness and credit monitoring, WalletHub is a financial services company, started in 2013.

Olivet was also named a Four-Star University by Money Magazine and a Best College and Top Ten Best Value by US News Best Colleges.