U.S. News & World Report has ranked Pratt among the top 20 universities in the region in their “Best Colleges 2015” rankings. Pratt ranked number 19 out of the 181 peer institutions in the “Regional Universities North” category this year, rising from number 20 in the same category last year. For the third year in a row, Pratt was the only independent college of art and design to place in this category, which includes a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The magazine released its latest statistics on September 9.

According to U.S. News & World Report, the “Best Colleges 2015″ rankings allow comparisons of the relative quality of institutions based on 16 indicators of academic excellence, including widely accepted indicators of excellence such as freshman retention rates, graduation rates, and the strength of faculty. More information on the U.S. News & World Report ranking system can be found here. To view the “Best Colleges 2015” rankings, click here.