posted January 26, 2010

Hope Ranked High in Collegiate Power Rankings

Hope College has been ranked No. 44 nationally in Division III Collegiate Power Rankings done by the National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA). There are 449 Division III institutions.

In addition, Hope is ranked No. 76 in the overall rankings that includes schools from all three NCAA divisions (1,073 institutions).

The NCSA is a resource that matches high school athletes with collegiate athletic programs, ranking schools based on strength of academics, athletics and graduation rates.

According to the NCSA, the Collegiate Power Rankings are calculated for each college and university at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels by averaging the U.S. Sports Academy "Directors' Cup" rankings, the institution's NCAA student-athlete graduation rate and the U.S. News & World Report ranking.

In those individual rankings, Hope is No. 37 in the Director's Cup rankings, No. 148 in NCAA graduation rate and No. 88 among national liberal arts colleges in the U.S. News & World Report rankings.

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