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UD, DSU move up in latest college rankings by U.S. News & World Report


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The U.S. News & World Report's 2021 ranking of the best colleges and universities in the country is out, and Delaware's two major universities moved up.

After being in a five-way tie for the 40th best public university in the country last year, the University of Delaware is now in a four-way tie for No. 38, along with Stony Brook University, the University at Buffalo and the University of California at Merced.

UD also moved up in the national ranking of both public and private schools. Last year, the Newark university was ranked 97th. It's now ranked in a tie at No. 93.

Delaware State University, meanwhile, moved into the list of the top 10 historically black colleges and universities for the first time since 2014. DSU ranks 132nd among all public universities, up from No. 144 last year.

Delaware State also made a big jump to No. 30 in social mobility rankings, a measurement that tracks how successfully schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants.

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U.S. News ranks regionally accredited institutions that offer four-year undergraduate degrees.

To explore this year’s lists in more detail, visit usnews.com/best-colleges.

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Contact reporter Jeff Neiburg at jneiburg@delawareonline.com. Follow him on Twitter @Jeff_Neiburg.