Assumption Top Third in the Nation According to Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2018 Rankings

Jan 09, 2019

Assumption has been recognized in the top third of colleges and universities in the nation – and near the top half of colleges in the Northeast region –  by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) College Rankings for 2018. This recognition is the result of a unique system that ranks those institutions of higher learning that emphasize student success and learning.

“The Assumption mission calls upon the institution to educate the whole person by offering a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition,” said Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D., president of Assumption. “This recognition by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education demonstrates the unique value of an Assumption education and our commitment to provide an education that is more than the accumulation of facts and data. At Assumption, the hearts and minds of our students are transformed as they prepare to make meaningful contributions to society.”

According to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, when ranking colleges and universities, it utilizes 15 performance indicators in four key areas (resources, engagement, outcomes and environment) that students consider when choosing a college. This year, 20 percent of the WSJ/THE College Ranking was based on results of the first annual THE U.S. Student Survey, which, according to THE, used 12 core questions to “capture the voices of 100,000 current U.S. students across all ranked colleges.”

Earlier this month, Assumption was ranked in the top 30 in U.S. News & World Report‘s “Best Regional Universities” list, part of the annual 2018 Best Colleges guide, and was named by The Princeton Review as one of the “Best 382 Colleges” in the nation as well as in the Northeast region.