ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - U.S. News and World Report has released its rankings for the best colleges and universities in the country.
This year, the publication followed a new formula that puts more emphasis on whether or not students graduate.
Here's a quick look at how the rankings are calculated: graduation-related information accounts for around 30-percent, while student selectivity, based on class rank and standardized test scores, makes up 12.5-percent.
Other key factors include a school's reputation among its peers and faculty resources.
Here's a look at some of the local schools on the list:
#14: Washington University
#41: University of Illinois
#97: University of Missouri
#101: Saint Louis University