University and College Rankings

Media outlets and other organizations often collect practical data to develop college and university rankings, but disagreement has arisen about how that data is collected and evaluated to determine a final ranking. Some organizations change their methods, causing a college or university's placement to rise or fall despite little change in their fundamental data. Rankings should be considered within that context, and it is important to consider each institution's unique research and academic programs and community.


Princeton Review: Colleges that Pay You Back without Aid (1)

Times Higher Education Subject Rankings: Engineering and Technology (2)

Times Higher Education Subject Rankings: Physical Sciences (4)

Times Higher Education Subject Rankings: Life Sciences (5)

Niche: Best Colleges National Ranking (9)


Women's Choice Awards: Top Colleges and Universities for College-bound Women (12) 50 Most Technologically Advanced Small Colleges (1)

Times Higher Education: World University Rankings (1)

Round University Rankings (4)

Brookings Institute: Best Value Colleges (1)

Smart Asset: Best Value Colleges (2)

Business Insider: Smartest Colleges in America (1)

Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (7) Lowest Student Loan Default (8)

Best Value Schools: 50 Best Universities and Colleges in California (3)

College Raptor: Best Universities in the United States (10)

Quartz: Schools Responsible for the Greatest Advances in Science (1)

U.S. News & World Report: Best Global Universities Ranking (7)

U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Colleges, September 2015 (10) College Salary Report: The Best 20-Year Return on Investment (2)

Business Insider: The Best Computer-Science and Engineering Schools on the West Coast (1)

Brookings: The Ten Universities that Will Increase Your Career Earnings the Most (1)

Money: Best Colleges for Your Money (5)

Best Colleges; Lowest Student Loan Default Rates (8)

Princeton Review: Top 50 Colleges That Pay You Back, March 2015 (6)

Princeton Review: Top 25 Best Schools for Internships, March 2015 (12)

Kiplinger's Best College Values, January 2015 (16)


Times Higher Ed World University Rankings, October 2014 (1)

U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Colleges, September 2014 (10)

Best Value Schools: Computer Science Programs with the Best Return on Investment (1)

Forbes: America's Top Colleges, July 2014 (21)

Kiplinger's Best College Values in the West/Southwest, March 2014 (3)

U.S. News and World Report: Best Graduate Schools (multiple categories)

Princeton Review: 150 Best Value Colleges, January 2014


Business Insider: 50 Best Colleges in America, November 2013 (6)

Business Insider: 10 Best Colleges for Tech Industry, November 2013 (4)

Kiplinger's Best Values in Private Universities, 2012-2013 (5)

Times Higher Ed World University Rankings, October 2013 (1)

U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Colleges, September 2013

Princeton Review: Best Colleges, August 2013 (many categories)

Forbes: Top Colleges, July 2013 (18)