William Woods University is gaining in the rankings of universities in the Midwest, moving up to 88th in this year's 29th edition of college rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
It marked the third consecutive year the university in Fulton has climbed in the annual rankings of 625 regional universities in the Midwest.
The rankings are published in the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges issue.
WWU's ranking increased from 99th place last year to 88th this year, jumping 11 spots.
WWU was ranked as a regional university that offers a full range of undergraduate majors and master's programs and a few doctoral programs.
"This ranking," said WWU President Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett, "is great news for William Woods University. To be ranked among the foremost universities in our region is an honor, but an honor we have diligently worked to achieve."