Hood College Ranks High on Four Major U.S. News & World Report Lists

FREDERICK, Maryland—U.S. News & World Report ranked Hood College in four major lists in the north region: no. 17 in Best Value, no. 28 in Best Undergraduate Teaching, no. 28 in Best Colleges for Veterans and no. 56 in Best Regional Universities.

Hood also ranked as a Best Northeastern College in the Princeton Review and as a Best Value College in Money Magazine. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranked Hood as a Best National Institution in the 401-500 band; in 2018, WSJ/THE ranked Hood in the 601-800 band and in 2019, in the 501-600 band.

“Our faculty and staff work so hard to provide an outstanding and affordable education for our students,” said Hood President Andrea E. Chapdelaine. “Recognition from these lists reflects that each year, and I am so proud of our campus community.”

In the past year, Hood has launched new bachelor’s degrees in public health, sustainability studies and art therapy as well as a graduate certificate in project management.

Hood has also partnered with every community college in Maryland, providing students who graduate with associate degrees an easier and more affordable pathway to transfer to Hood. In addition, Hood signed NeighborHOOD partnership agreements with the Frederick National Laboratory, Frederick Health and Frederick County to provide educational opportunities to their employees and qualified dependents.

Hood College is an independent, liberal arts college, offering more than 25 bachelor’s degrees, four pre-professional programs, 19 master’s degrees programs, two doctorates and 10 post-baccalaureate certificates. Located in historic Frederick, near Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the I-270 technology corridor, Hood gives students access to countless internships and research opportunities.

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