Salve’s ranking climbs among nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report
Salve Regina’s ranking among the best institutions of higher education in the United States climbed nine places from the previous year in an annual survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.
In the 2019 edition of U.S. News’ Best College rankings, Salve Regina was ranked 28th among Regional Universities – North, which includes colleges and universities in New England, New York and the Mid-Atlantic states. Additionally, the University ranked 13th in the magazine’s “Best Colleges for Veterans” category and 42nd in its “Best Value Schools” category.
According to the magazine’s methodology, regional colleges and universities offer a broad scope of undergraduate and some master’s degrees, with fewer than half of those degrees granted in liberal arts disciplines. Salve Regina also offers a doctoral program in the humanities, nursing and a fully online doctoral program in international relations.
A “Best College for Veterans,” Salve Regina is certified for the GI Bill, participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and has consistently enrolled a minimum of 20 veterans and active service members.
To determine which colleges and universities offer the best value for students, U.S. News takes into account both academic quality and cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the U.S. News ranking.
U.S. News annually rates more than 1,800 colleges and universities on 16 indicators of academic excellence including first-year student retention, graduation rates and the strength of the faculty. This year, the methodology expanded to take into account additional social mobility indicators.