Dominican Ranks Among Top Universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report

Dominican University of California has again been named among the top 20 regional universities in the west by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of universities and colleges in the United States.

Dominican is ranked 18 in the Best Regional Universities (West) category of the U.S. News & World Report 2023-2024 Best Colleges guide. The ranking reflects Dominican’s strength in academic quality and graduate outcomes. Measures included in the ranking were graduation rates, faculty resources, social mobility, peer opinion, and retention rates.

The western region includes California, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Hawaii, Arizona, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Alaska. Regional universities provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs.

Dominican is ranked #18 in Best Value Schools – Regional Universities (West). The university also was ranked as a top performer on social mobility in the Regional Universities (West) category. Dominican was included in both the Best Undergraduate Business Programs and Best Nursing Schools categories.

Elevating student success is at the heart of the Dominican Experience. The Dominican Experience ensures that all undergraduates have access to:

  • One-on-one attention and coaching from a network of mentors across campus.
  • Real-world experiences, including internships, service-learning, clinicals, or global learning programs.
  • Signature work projects, ranging from a capstone thesis developed with a faculty advisor, undergraduate research in the lab or the field, an art project, a choreographed dance, or publication in a journal.
  • Job readiness and interview skills through career coaching, resume and LinkedIn workshops, and interview preparation.