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student on USU campus       Utah State University and Logan City are sure, affordable and safe bets
Parents of prospective students, take note: Utah State University and Logan City are sure, affordable and safe bets.

The Logan region topped the rankings, once again, as the safest U.S. metropolitan area for 2007, according to City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan America. In addition, Logan is also ranked among the Top 10 of the nation’s “most secure places to live,” according to rankings compiled by the Farmers Insurance Group.
 
USU was also ranked in the Top 10 “most affordable” college markets in the nation, according to a new report.
 
Best yet, students can combine a safe environment with an outstanding learning environment in light of other notable national academic recognitions during the past year, including U.S. News and World Report magazine once again naming USU’s College of Education and Human Services among the top tier of colleges of education in the nation, said Raymond T. Coward, USU executive vice president and provost.
 
“We enjoy an enviable pairing of world-class research and hands-on learning with prime location – scenic and safe,” Coward said. “We know our safe and beautiful mountain valley setting is a sure draw for both our faculty and students. How fortunate we are to be able to combine these distinctions with our impressive list of academic achievements, including this year’s Carnegie Professor of the Year.”
           
2007 rankings of note:
 
  • 1st in the nation as the safest U.S. metropolitan area (City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan America, 14th edition, November, 2007)
 
  • 5th in the nation as the most secure among small towns (Farmers Insurance Group, December, 2007)
 
  • 1st among all universities in the nation in money spent on aerospace research and development (National Science Foundation’s report based on fiscal year 2004 research expenditures)
 
  • 1st among all national public universities for graduates with least debt (U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges, 2008 edition)
 
  • 2nd in the nation in total research dollars received by a college: USU’s College of Education and Human Services (U.S. News and World Report: America’s Best Graduate Schools, 2008 edition)
 
  • 26th in the nation overall against all graduate colleges of education (U.S. News and World Report: America’s Best Graduate Schools, 2008 edition)
 
  • Top 10 most affordable college markets for home prices in 2007 (Third Annual Coldwell Banker College Home Price Comparison Index, Nov. 6, 2007)
 
  • Top 35 overall score among public national universities based on social mobility, research and service (The Washington Monthly, September 2007)
 
  • Top 20 among land-grant universities in the nation and in the top 10 non-medical land-grant universities for federal research revenue generated (National Science Foundation’s report based on fiscal year 2004 research expenditures)
 
  • Top 100 among all public institutions in the nation for total research revenue generated (National Science Foundation’s report based on fiscal year 2004 research expenditures)
 
  • Best Value College (The Princeton Review, 2008 edition)
 
Writer: John DeVilbiss, john.devilbiss@usu.edu, 435-797-1358
December 2007   

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