USD Ranks Among Nation’s Best Colleges

U.S. News and World Report, which has been compiling rankings of the nation’s top colleges since 1983 and has published them each year since 1985, gave USD high marks in several categories, including a tie for 94th overall among top national universities, a significant jump from 110th place last year and the university’s highest ranking ever on the list.

USD’s School of Law is ranked 56th, its best-ever showing in the U.S. News rankings and five spots better than last year. USD’s Engineering Programs again tied for 21st for programs whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or a master’s. The Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science was ranked 47th among graduate nursing programs, putting it among the top 10 percent of the country’s graduate nursing schools, and USD’s graduate education programs finished 96th overall. (Full Story Inside USD)