Stevenson Among Top 19 “Up-and-Comer” Regional Universities Nationally in the 2013 U.S. News College Rankings

Stevenson University has been recognized as one of America’s “Up-and-Comers”—one of only 49 colleges and universities nationwide and just 19 regional universities given this designation—in U.S. News & World Report’s newly released 2013 America’s Best Colleges” rankings. Stevenson was ranked No. 3 among the “Up-and-Comer” Regional Universities-North.

This is the fourth time that Stevenson has been recognized as one of the “Up-and-Comers” by U.S. News. According to U.S. News, the category recognizes institutions that “were cited most often by college presidents, provosts, and admissions deans who were asked to identify up to 10 up-and-coming schools in their U.S. News ranking category” and “recently made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus, or facilities.”

“Our history over the last decade has been one of tremendous growth—doubling our student population, adding facilities, and launching new programs as well as developing six schools to complete our transformation into a university,” says Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D., President of Stevenson University. “The ‘Up-and-Comers’ designation truly reflects the spirit of innovation that drives us, such as our distinctive Career Architecture process for career education and development.”

Stevenson also ranked No. 82 among the 180 institutions in the Regional Universities-North. The category recognizes institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate majors as well as master’s programs.

Known for its distinctive career focus, Stevenson University is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,000 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult accelerated degrees at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills. For more information, visit

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