Maryland campuses held their modest places in this year's U.S. News & World Report college rankings, which were released yesterday.
The weekly magazine's editors said the rankings of 1,400 schools in their 12th annual guide are meant to be used as only one of many factors in deciding where to apply.
The Johns Hopkins University retained its 14th-place spot in the magazine's listing of best national universities, tied with the University of Chicago.
University of Maryland, College Park earned a new distinction, ranking 30th in an expanded list of 50 top public national universities. This year and last year, the campus was listed among the magazine's "second tier" of national universities, a category that also includes private schools.
Loyola College climbed the magazine's ranking of best regional schools, moving from seventh to third, while Hood College improved from 14th to 11th.
Other Maryland schools retaining their places in the top 40 regional schools were College of Notre Dame of Maryland and Mount St. Mary's College. Salisbury State and Towson universities were ninth on the guide's listing of top regional public schools.
Pub Date: 8/25/98