Oklahoma Wesleyan University continues to be ranked high by U.S. News and World Report.

Earlier this year, Oklahoma Wesleyan University was the only Christian college in Oklahoma to be a named a “College of Distinction,” and now the university is being recognized again.

For the eleventh year in a row, U.S. News and World Report placed OKWU in the top ten colleges of the western region. “Year after year, OKWU continues to be ranked in the top tier,” said President Everett Piper. “We are humbled by such recognition and thankful for God’s grace as we continue to stand strong and unapologetic for Christian higher education.”

The regional colleges that are ranked are focused primarily on undergraduate education and are divided into four regions—North, South, West, and Midwest. The rankings allow students and parents to compare the quality of colleges based on a several factors, including but not limited to retention and graduation rates. According to U.S. News, factors that strongly affect the college experience are considered, such as “the location and feel of campus life, the range of academic offerings, activities and sports, cost, and the availability of financial aid.” Oklahoma Wesleyan University received high marks in all of the categories.