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September 12, 2017

Central Mass. universities place high on new ranking

Clark University in Worcester

Several Central Massachusetts colleges landed in the upper third of a U.S. News and World Report ranking of best colleges in the country.

The lists, released Tuesday, rank colleges in several categories, including best national universities, best liberal arts colleges and best regional universities. 

Two Worcester colleges - Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Clark University - landed in the upper third of the best national university rankings, placing 61st and 81st, respectively, out of 311 total schools.

The College of the Holy Cross took the 33rd spot on the list of best liberal arts colleges.

For best regional universities, Assumption College ranked as the best Central Mass. school on the regional university list, taking the 27th spot out of 196 schools. Also on that list were Worcester State University at 116, Framingham State University at 126 and Fitchburg State University at 137.

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