St. Joseph’s University, New York once again ranked as one of the nation’s best universities by U.S. News & World Report — this time moving up 30 spots from last year’s ranking.
“Both our recent elevation to university status and our most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings make it clear that St. Joseph’s University, New York is an institution reaching new heights with still more to do,” said President Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D.
St. Joseph’s University for more than 20 years has garnered a spot among the nation’s top colleges and universities in the Regional Universities – North category.
This year’s ranking shows St. Joseph’s in a six-way tie at #48 for top universities. The University also earned rankings as the #18 Best College for Veterans, #19 top university for Undergraduate Teaching in the Regional Universities – North category and #43 for Social Mobility.
“These rankings are testaments to the hard work and dedication of our students, faculty and staff,” Dr. Boomgaarden said. “I could not be more proud of all we have accomplished and more optimistic about the bright future that lies ahead.”
This past April, Dr. Boomgaarden announced the designation change from St. Joseph’s College to St. Joseph’s University, New York.
“In many ways, we’ve been a university for some time,” Dr. Boomgaarden said of the historic moment. “It’s really an affirmation of what we’ve become.”
Having started in Brooklyn in 1916 as a small institution for women founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Joseph’s University has since expanded, opening its doors to all and adding campuses on Long Island and Online. The University’s rankings on this year’s U.S. News & World Report listings is based on its high graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources per students, graduate indebtedness, alumni giving and social mobility, as well as the number of veterans enrolled and eligibility in the 9/11 GI® Bill Yellow Ribbon Program.