Western Michigan University is ranked 181st in this year's rankings of colleges and universities by U.S. News and World Report.
MLive Kalamazoo reports that's a jump of eight spots for WMU.
Kalamazoo College is ranked 61st nationally among liberal arts colleges.
The University of Michigan was the highest ranked school from the state at 28th. Princeton, Harvard and Yale were ranked as the top three schools in the nation.