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SCU Scores High Marks on National Survey
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010
SANTA CLARA, Calif.— Aug. 18, 2010. In its annual ranking, “America’s Best Colleges 2011,” U.S.News & World Report ranked Santa Clara University second overall among 115 master’s universities in the West. SCU’s average undergraduate graduation rate, 85 percent, was the third highest in the country among 572 national master’s level universities.
Additional highlights from the U.S. News rankings include:
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.
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 website, www.usnews.com.