BY LAURA CLARK, News Editor

The University of Michigan-Dearborn has been consistently ranked one of the region’s best universities by U.S. News and World Report, and this year continues the tradition.

The popular news magazine, which will release its yearly guide, “America’s Best Colleges”, on Sept. 28, ranked UM-D the No. 33 university in the Midwest, followed by Grand Valley State University in the next spot. This is the tenth year in a row that UM-Dearborn has been ranked one of the region’s best universities.

Specifically in the magazine’s report, the school’s College of Business and its College of Engineering and Computer Science were recognized for their quality of excellence. The COB was ranked one of the top business programs for undergraduate students in Michigan, preceded only by the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.

Also, for the 15th consecutive year, the CECS has been named as a top accredited engineering program in the country in a school which offers a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree.

U-M comes in at number 29 on the ranking of national universities, with Harvard and Princeton both holding a tie for the number one spot. The University of Michigan-Flint ranked No. 70 on the list of regional schools, tied with six other schools for the No. 70 spot and followed by Northern Michigan University.

The rankings to all of the nation’s best colleges can already be viewed at www.usnews.com.