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"The 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings clearly demonstrate that Jesuit colleges and universities across the nation continue to rank as institutions of educational excellence." — Jesuit Father Michael J. Sheeran, president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
All 28 Jesuit Institutions Listed in U.S. News & World Report 2014 College Rankings

September 13, 2013 — The U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2014 include all 28 Jesuit institutions among America’s “Best Colleges.” The 27 research and master's institutions and one liberal arts college ranked in the upper segment of each school’s respective classification category.

Eleven Jesuit institutions moved up in the rankings this year. Other notable placements in this year's rankings include: Creighton University’s eleventh year in a row as No. 1 for Midwest master's universities; an eight-point move for Marquette University from 83 to 75 among national universities; and a seven-point move for both College of the Holy Cross (from 32 to 25 among liberal arts colleges) and Saint Peter's University (from 108 to 101 among Northern regional master's universities).

The U.S. News rankings are based on peer and counselor assessment, retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving rate among four-year schools.

Jesuit Father Michael J. Sheeran, president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, said, "The 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings clearly demonstrate that Jesuit colleges and universities across the nation continue to rank as institutions of educational excellence."

The following are the 2014 rankings of Jesuit institutions:

National Universities (committed to research; offer full range of undergraduate majors, master's and doctorate programs):

20. Georgetown University
31. Boston College
57. Fordham University
75. Marquette University
101. Loyola University Chicago
101. Saint Louis University
117. University of San Francisco

Liberal Arts Colleges (emphasize undergraduate education):

25. College of the Holy Cross

Regional Rankings (offer a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs)

Regional Master's Universities — North:

3. Fairfield University
5. Loyola University Maryland
8. University of Scranton
11. Saint Joseph's University
24. Le Moyne College
27. Canisius College
101. Saint Peter's University

Regional Master's Universities — South:

9. Loyola University New Orleans
16. Spring Hill College

Regional Master's Universities — Midwest:

1. Creighton University
4. Xavier University
7. John Carroll University
20. Rockhurst University
25. University of Detroit Mercy

Regional Master's Universities — West:

2. Santa Clara University
3. Loyola Marymount University
4. Gonzaga University
6. Seattle University
27. Regis University

Regional Colleges — South:

6. Wheeling Jesuit University

[U.S. News, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Wheeling Jesuit University, Gonzaga University]


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