September 10, 2013
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WASHINGTON, DC - All 28 Jesuit institutions are listed near the top of their classification category among America’s “Best Colleges,” according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2014. The twenty-seven Jesuit research and master's institutions and one Jesuit liberal arts college ranked in the upper segment of their categories.
Some of the highlights from this year's rankings include Creighton University’s eleventh year in a row as No. 1 for Midwest master's universities; an eight-point move for Marquette University from 83 to 75 among national universities; and a seven-point move for both College of the Holy Cross (from 32 to 25 among liberal arts colleges) and Saint Peter's University (from 108 to 101 among Northern regional master's universities). In total, 11 Jesuit institutions moved up in the rankings this year.
Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, SJ, president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, said, "The 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings clearly demonstrate that Jesuit colleges and universities across the nation continue to rank as institutions of educational excellence."
For more information on the rankings, please visit the U.S. News & World Report website.
NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES (281 total institutions in category): 20. Georgetown University; 31. Boston College; 57. Fordham University; 75. Marquette University; 101. Loyola University Chicago; 101. Saint Louis University; 117. University of San Francisco
LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES (248 total): 25. College of the Holy Cross
REGIONAL MASTER'S UNIVERSITIES
NORTH (193 total): 3. Fairfield University; 5. Loyola University Maryland; 8. University of Scranton; 11. Saint Joseph's University; 24. Le Moyne College; 27. Canisius College; 101. Saint Peter's University
SOUTH (132 total): 9. Loyola University New Orleans; 16. Spring Hill College
MIDWEST (159 total): 1. Creighton University; 4. Xavier University; 7. John Carroll University; 20. Rockhurst University; 25. University of Detroit Mercy
WEST (137 total): 2. Santa Clara University; 3. Loyola Marymount University; 4. Gonzaga University; 6. Seattle University; 27. Regis University
REGIONAL COLLEGES – SOUTH (118 total): 6. Wheeling Jesuit University
September 10, 2013