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Marylhurst University Cited #1 in Pacific Northwest for Class Size Under 20 Students by U.S. News and World Report

For Release: August 18, 2004

Marylhurst University is cited as number one in the Pacific Northwest by U.S. News and World Report "America's Best Colleges" for highest proportion of classes under 20 in the Best Universities-Master's Western division. This is the fifth consecutive year Marylhurst has been recognized in the popular college planner and guide.

Marylhurst is first in this category among Pacific Northwest colleges. Ninety-four percent of its classes have fewer than 20 students. Only two colleges in the 15-state Western region, Prescott College (AZ) and College of the Southwest (NM), had a higher percentage of classes under 20.

According to U.S. News & World Report editorial: "Research shows that the more satisfied students are about their contact with professors, the more they will learn and the more likely it is that they will graduate."

The Best Universities-Master's division includes institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate and master's programs and some doctoral programs. Within this category, there were 572 universities ranked in four geographic regions.

The rankings will be available Friday, August 20 on the U.S. News Web site, www.usnews.com. The publication will be available on newsstands Monday, August 23.

Marylhurst is located 10 minutes south of Portland on Highway 43.

Marylhurst University, #1 in the Pacific Northwest for small class size according to U.S. News & World Report, offers professional certificates and degrees for undergraduate and graduate studies.

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