MCAD named one of the best Midwestern colleges

WHITTIER — Minneapolis College of Art and Design was among 161 institutions of higher learning named one of the Best Midwestern Colleges for 2008 by The Princeton Review.

It was the college’s fourth year in a row on the list, said William Mullen, vice president of enrollment management at MCAD. The Princeton Review rankings are based, in part, on the recommendations of peer institutions.

“It’s a great recognition,” Mullen said.

He noted that MCAD was the only art and design college to make the annual Best Midwestern Colleges list this year.

Mullen said the national ranking helps attract potential students to MCAD, a small school with only about 800 students and about 4,000 alumni.

“We’re small, but our students are doing tremendous things and our faculty are doing tremendous things,” he said.

The Princeton Review annually ranks colleges in four regions, including the West, Midwest, Southeast and Northeast. This year’s Best Regional Colleges list included 654 schools.