Salve Regina ranking jumps among nation’s best universities in 2016 ‘U.S. News & World Report’

Salve Regina University’s ranking among the best institutions of higher education in the United States jumped 14 spots from the previous year, earning accolades for both its undergraduate and graduate programs in an annual survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

In the 2016 edition of U.S. News’ Best College rankings, Salve Regina ranked 36th among top tier Regional Universities – North, as well as being designated as the 28th Best College for Veterans. U.S. News’ Best Grad School Rankings cited Salve’s program in rehabilitation counseling 69th (up two spots from 2015) and the publication’s Best Online Programs Rankings selected Salve’s MBA program 142nd.

The survey’s northern region includes colleges and universities in New England, New York and the Mid-Atlantic states.

According to the magazine’s methodology, regional universities offer a full range of undergraduate programs and some master’s degree programs. Salve Regina also offers a doctoral program in the humanities. The university’s military friendly designation derives from its membership of the Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium, its certification for the GI Bill, and its participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

The magazine annually rates more than 1,400 colleges and universities on 16 indicators of academic excellence including selectivity, peer assessment, retention rate, financial resources, class size, student-faculty ratio, proportion of full-time faculty and alumni giving.