By Callie Ewing, BA ’03 MH ’22
The University of Dallas ranked No. 6 in Regional Universities West for the second year in a row in the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Colleges," published Sept. 13. Of the Regional Universities West category, UD also ranked No. 9 as a "Best Value" institution. The university was additionally ranked among the Best Colleges for Veterans, Top Performers on Social Mobility, and Best Undergraduate Business Programs in the country.
“We are honored to be recognized by these rankings. There is much to celebrate at the University of Dallas, including the record enrollment we’ve achieved this fall, both for first-year students and in cresting 1,500 total undergraduates for the first time,” said University of Dallas President Jonathan J. Sanford, Ph.D.
U.S. News & World Report ranks schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The "Best Colleges" overall ranking system is based on a number of factors, including faculty resources, expert opinion, financial resources, student excellence, alumni giving rates and student outcomes. In fact, the University of Dallas’ “first-destination” placement rate measured consistently indicates 96% of graduating seniors are placed in professions or pursue graduate school six months after graduation.
The "Best Value" category takes into account the academic quality of the institution and the average amount of need-based aid provided to students. U.S. News & World Report is among the most comprehensive research tools for students and parents considering higher education opportunities.
Additionally, UD was recently named one of the Best 387 Colleges and Best Regional Colleges by The Princeton Review. Based on data compiled from current students, this list provides a trusted resource for future students considering UD.
Finally, Great Business Schools has released its National Rankings of Business Doctorate Programs, and UD’s DBA program was ranked 10th among the Top 15 Best Online Business Doctorates for 2021.