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GVSU, Michigan Tech, LTU, HFCC Earn Honors

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) -- Several Michigan colleges and universities earned honors this week from U.S. News & World Report's best colleges listing and other organizations.

Grand Valley State University was ranked fifth in the "Top Public Regional Universities in the Midwest" category by U.S. News & World Report. Grand Valley was also named as one of the four "Up and Comers" for Midwest universities for having recently made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities.

For its prestigious annual Best Colleges 2014 publication, Grand Valley also ranked 41st for "Best in Undergraduate Engineering" programs and 30th for "Best Regional University" in the Midwest.

Michigan Technological University, meanwhile, ranked 57th in the nation for its undergraduate programs in all disciplines in a ranking of public national universities. Last year, Michigan Tech ranked 58th among public national universities.

Michigan Tech's undergraduate engineering program ranked 65th in the nation among engineering schools that offer doctorates.

Tech also was named an "A-Plus School for B Students" in the latest US News undergraduate rankings. The category lists top-ranked universities that consistently consider and admit promising students whose high school grade point average is less than an A.

Also, Grand Valley and Michigan Tech, along with Lawrence Technological University and Henry Ford Community College, have been named Military Friendly Schools, an honor earned by only 20 percent of the colleges and universities in the country.

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