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National university rankings are out — how did BYU fare this year?

Brigham Young University ranked among the top 10 universities in two categories, according to the U.S. News and World Report annual "Best Colleges" report.

Each year, the group looks at different aspects of college — cost, academic quality, safety, student life, etc. — to help prospective students find a school that is the right fit for their interests and lifestyle.

This year, Brigham Young University stood out in five categories, according to a BYU Tweet:

No. 2 — Accounting program

No. 3 — Graduates with the least amount of debt

No. 11 — Best value

No. 35 — Best undergrad business

No. 66 — National university

The rankings are done through statistical quantitative and qualitative measures that education experts have used as "reliable indicators of academic quality," the website stated.

To establish the rankings, experts look at 16 measures of academic quality, including first-year retention, graduation rates and strength of the faculty. Other key characteristics include degrees offered — both undergraduate and post graduate programs — and post-graduate employment and salary outcomes from the different schools.

Visit the U.S. News and World Report website to read more about how the rankings are done.

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