SPOKANE, Wash. – The new academic year brings with it another round of annual college guide rankings and Gonzaga, once again, fares well in this proliferating arena.
U.S. News and World Report, considered by many the most important of the guides, ranks Gonzaga the No. 4 best “Regional University” in the West (tie), No. 2 for alumni giving, No. 4 for best value, and among the “A-Plus Schools for B Students.” U.S. News also rates Gonzaga’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, which marked its 75th anniversary last fall, tied for the No. 17 best undergraduate engineering program in the nation. Gonzaga’s 81-percent graduation rate ranks No. 2 in the West and No. 8 (tie) nationwide among all regional universities. Gonzaga’s MBA program is ranked No. 58 in the country by U.S. News.
This is the 12th straight year Gonzaga has been ranked among the West’s top four regional universities, and the 16th consecutive year it’s been ranked among the West’s best. To read more about the U.S. News rankings, visit this link.
Following are the other significant rankings:
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranks Gonzaga No. 50 in its 100 Best Value in Private Colleges nationwide for 2009-10 (its 2010-11 rankings will be issued later this year).
Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity ranked Gonzaga No. 144 of 6,600 accredited U.S. colleges “based on the quality of the education they provide, the experience of the students and how much they achieve.”
Gonzaga is cited as one of Princeton Review’s “Best in the West” in August 2010, and is lauded for its great sense of community and Jesuit traditions.
Finally, Gonzaga is among only 284 colleges and universities nationwide named by the nonprofit Center for Student Opportunity as a school that makes a difference in the lives of low-income, first-generation students.