On Tuesday, September 12th, U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings of the best colleges and universities in the United States. Jesuit institutions were featured prominently on the list:
NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES (311 schools)
20. Georgetown University; 32. Boston College; 61. Fordham University; 90. Marquette University; 94. Saint Louis University; 103. Loyola University Chicago; 110. University of San Francisco
NATIONAL LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES (233 schools)
33. College of the Holy Cross
REGIONAL MASTER'S UNIVERSITIES: North (196 schools)
3. Fairfield University; 4. Loyola University Maryland; 6. University of Scranton; 11. Saint Joseph’s University; 17. Le Moyne College; 22. Canisius College; 97. Saint Peter’s University
REGIONAL MASTER'S UNIVERSITIES: South (149 schools)*
10. Loyola University New Orleans; 41. Wheeling Jesuit University
REGIONAL MASTER'S UNIVERSITIES: Midwest (173 schools)
1. Creighton University; 5. Xavier University; 6. John Carroll University; 11. Rockhurst University; 19. University of Detroit Mercy
REGIONAL MASTER'S UNIVERSITIES: West (141 schools)
2. Santa Clara University; 3. Loyola Marymount University; 4. Gonzaga University; 7. Seattle University; 27. Regis University
*Please note: Spring Hill College is classified in the category of National Liberal Arts Colleges.
Of note, Creighton University was named the #1 regional master's university in the Midwest for the 15th consecutive year; Gonzaga University has the second best graduation rate of regional master's universities in the West; Loyola Marymount University was named the second best college for veterans among regional master's universities in the West, while Saint Joseph's University was named the fourth best college for veterans among regional master's universities in the North; and Wheeling Jesuit University was named the best regional master's university in West Virginia, while Fairfield University was named the best regional master's university in Connecticut.
For more highlights, please click on the following school names: Boston College, Canisius College, John Carroll University, Le Moyne College, Loyola University Maryland, Loyola University New Orleans, Rockhurst University, Seattle University and the University of Detroit Mercy.
To learn more, please visit usnews.com/best-colleges.