National magazine ranks Grove College among the best

Shippensburg University received an additional honor this week when U.S. News and World Report recognized the John L. Grove College of Business as among the best business programs in the nation.

On Aug. 17, the magazine’s “Best Colleges” 2011 ratings ranked the university as tied for 77th among all institutions in the North region. The university is also ranked 21st in the region among only public universities.

In addition to those high rankings in the region, Grove College was also recognized in the publication’s “Best Colleges Specialty Rankings: Best Undergraduate Business Programs” category. The listed programs are not given a numerical ranking as institutions were in the other categories. According to the magazine, last spring it surveyed deans and senior faculty at undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. They were asked to rate the quality of programs with which they’re familiar.

Dr. John Kooti, dean of the college, said, “I am very proud of the John L. Grove College of Business faculty, staff, and students for continuing 39 years tradition of excellence in business education. The U.S. News and World Report 2011 edition of undergraduate business program ranking is a wonderful testimony to this dedication.”

Grove College, established in 1971, is one of the premier business schools in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Over the last four decades, the college established a tradition of excellence. In 1981, it became the first school in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the ninth college overall in Pennsylvania to become internationally accredited by the most prestigious business accrediting agency in the world, AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The college is one of only 24 schools in Pennsylvania and one of approximately 593 worldwide to have earned AACSB International accreditation. Under the guidelines of accreditation, the college is committed to continuous improvement and to meet the educational needs of students, the community and the region.

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