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Santa Clara University Continues to Score Well in National Survey
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-Aug. 20, 2009. In its annual ranking, "America's Best Colleges 2010," U.S. News & World Report highlighted Santa Clara University as one of a group of 80 colleges and universities known for a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates.
Santa Clara University was also featured in a section titled “Top Up-and-Coming- Schools” as part of a group of higher education institutions that have recently made striking improvements or innovations.
In addition, for the 20th consecutive year, Santa Clara was ranked second overall among 115 master’s universities in the West. SCU’s average undergraduate graduation rate—85 percent—was the second highest in the country among all national master’s level universities. SCU’s school of engineering was ranked #19 among U.S. engineering schools, where the highest degree awarded is a bachelors or masters.
The survey compared SCU with other similar comprehensive universities that offer a full range of undergraduate programs and master’s degrees, but few doctoral programs. The Western region includes master’s level colleges and universities from Colorado to the West Coast, including Texas. Other schools in the top 10 master’s universities in the West are Gonzaga University, Seattle University, and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Additional highlights from the U.S. News rankings include:
The magazine’s rankings were based on academic reputation, graduation rates, class size, percent of full-time faculty, student/faculty ratios, retention of students, student test scores and grades, student selectivity, financial resource, and alumni giving.
The “Best Colleges” rankings can be found on the U.S. News Web site, www.usnews.com.