Jesuit Schools Named to 2020 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Contact: Deanna Howes Spiro, Director of Communications, AJCU
(202) 862-9893, dhowes@ajcunet.edu

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On Monday, September 9, 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 (click on names for individual institutional press releases):

NATIONAL LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES (223 schools)
27. College of the Holy Cross
164 - 215. Spring Hill College

REGIONAL MASTER'S UNIVERSITIES: North (179 schools)
3. Fairfield University
4. Loyola University Maryland
6. The University of Scranton
10. Saint Joseph’s University
14. Le Moyne College
19. Canisius College
86. Saint Peter’s University

REGIONAL MASTER'S UNIVERSITIES: Midwest (162 schools)
2. John Carroll University
5. Xavier University
13. Rockhurst University

NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES (399 schools):
24. Georgetown University
37. Boston College
54. Santa Clara University
64. Loyola Marymount University
74. Fordham University
79. Gonzaga University
84. Marquette University
97. Saint Louis University
97. University of San Francisco
104. Creighton University
104. Loyola University Chicago
139. Seattle University
179. University of Detroit Mercy
197. Loyola University New Orleans
202. Regis University

For the first time, the following schools were ranked as national universities: Santa Clara University, Loyola Marymount University, Gonzaga University, Creighton University, Seattle University, Loyola University New Orleans, University of Detroit Mercy and Regis University. All had been previously categorized as regional Master's universities. In addition to their national rankings, Georgetown University was ranked #6 in best colleges for veterans and #16 in best undergraduate teaching; Boston College was ranked #7 in best undergraduate teaching; and Gonzaga University was ranked #17 in best undergraduate teaching.

Among regional Master’s universities in the North, Fairfield University was ranked #1 in best undergraduate teaching and #12 in best value schools; Loyola University Maryland was ranked #1 in best colleges for veterans and #6 in best undergraduate teaching; The University of Scranton was ranked #12 in best undergraduate teaching; Saint Joseph’s University was ranked #4 in best colleges for veterans and #14 in best undergraduate teaching; Le Moyne College was ranked #8 for both best colleges for veterans and best undergraduate teaching; Canisius College was ranked #9 in best colleges for veterans; and Saint Peter’s University was ranked #19 in top performers on social mobility.

Among regional Master’s universities in the Midwest, John Carroll University was ranked #1 in best undergraduate teaching and #2 in best colleges for veterans; Xavier University was ranked #4 in best colleges for veterans and #18 in best undergraduate teaching; and Rockhurst University was ranked #8 in best colleges for veterans.

For more information on the 2020 U.S. News & World Report college rankings, please visit usnews.com/education.