Dominican was ranked 25th out of 127 regional universities in the west in the 2019 edition of the guidebook. This is a five point increase from last year. The western region includes California, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Alaska. Regional universities provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs.
In addition, U.S. News ranked Dominican as a “Best Value School” in the West and as one of a select number of institutions designated as an “A+ School for B Students.” Dominican also received high marks in the “Campus Ethnic Diversity” category.
U.S. News incorporates criteria such as peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving.
The U.S. News ranking is among a growing list of accolades earned by Dominican in the past year.
In September, Dominican was ranked in the top third of U.S. colleges and universities nationally in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education college survey, focused on a university’s ability to deliver valuable outcomes and quality education for its students. Dominican was ranked 271 out of 968 institutions across the United States.
In August, Dominican ranked in the top third of Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for your Money 2018.” The magazine noted that more than 90% of undergraduates attending Dominican receive financial aid.
This summer, college guidebook Colleges of Distinction recognized Dominican for the University’s engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes.
The guidebook selects schools that excel at undergraduate teaching, offer a wide variety of learning experiences, provide numerous opportunities for personal development, and are highly valued by graduate schools and employers for outstanding preparation.