All 28 Jesuit Colleges & Universities Named to 2016 U.S. News & World Report Rankings
2015 — All 28 Jesuit colleges and universities have been ranked near the top of their
classification categories among America’s “Best Colleges,” according to the 2016 U.S.
News & World Report rankings.
For the 13th year in a row, Creighton University was ranked first for Midwest Regional
Universities. “This truly is a reflection of the university’s commitment to its
mission of Jesuit, Catholic higher education,” said provost Edward O’Connor.
Among the master’s universities ranked in the West, three
of the top five were Jesuit schools: Santa Clara University (second); Loyola Marymount University (third); and Gonzaga
University (fourth). Additionally, Santa Clara’s first-year retention rate (95%)
ranked the highest of any master’s university in the country, and its
graduation rate (85%) is the highest in the West.
Below is the full list of Jesuit
institutions in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings; for more information on the rankings, please visit
the U.S. News & World Report website.
NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES (199 ranked)
21. Georgetown University
30. Boston College
66. Fordham University
86. Marquette University
96. Saint Louis University
99. Loyola University Chicago
108. University of San Francisco
LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES (174 ranked)
32. College of the Holy Cross
REGIONAL MASTER'S UNIVERSITIES
North (131 ranked)
3. Loyola University Maryland
6. Fairfield University
8. University of Scranton
15. Saint Joseph’s University
19. Le Moyne College
34. Canisius College*
92. Saint Peter’s University
South (93 ranked)
11. Loyola University New Orleans
21. Spring Hill College
Midwest (112 ranked)
1. Creighton University
6. Xavier University
7. John Carroll University
18. Rockhurst University
23. University of Detroit Mercy
West (87 ranked)
2. Santa Clara University
3. Loyola Marymount University
4. Gonzaga University
6. Seattle University
28. Regis University
REGIONAL COLLEGES – SOUTH (73 ranked)
11. Wheeling Jesuit University
*Please note: An error in retention reporting
caused Canisius to drop from 27 to 34.
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