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Canisius climbed to the 23rd spot in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings for America’s Best Colleges, Regional Universities – North.  Canisius moved up four spots from its U.S. News ranking of 27th in 2015.

Canisius is also in the top 10 named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Value Schools, and ranked 12th among 52 regional universities in the North on the publication’s list of Best Colleges for Veterans.

U.S. News & World Report rankings results are based on several key measures of quality that include (but are not limited to) graduation and retention rates, assessment of excellence, faculty resources, financial resources and student selectivity.  Each indicator is assigned a weight and expressed as a percentage. Colleges are then ranked based on their composite scores. The categories in which schools are listed are based on the classifications created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Based on peer rankings, US News ranked the Richard J. Wehle School of Business:

  • 12th out of 48 on its list of Best Undergraduate Business Programs among small, private universities nationally.
  • 28th in accounting and 27th in finance out of all 488 institutions who participated in Best Undergraduate Business Programs.
  • 5th out of 62 small, private regional universities – North, with a business management program.

“We are delighted with the recognition from U.S. News & World Report,” said Daniel Borgia, dean of the Richard J. Wehle School of Business. “The Wehle School has a long tradition of excellence. This ranking is a reflection of our distinctive programs and the quality of our students and faculty.”

The School of Education & Human Services was ranked:

  • 5th out of 72 small, private, regional universities – North, with an education program.

“It’s gratifying to see our education program achieve such a high ranking by U.S. News,” said Jeffrey R. Lindauer, PhD, dean of the School of Education and Human Services.  “This is a testament to our nationally-recognized programs and the personal attention our students receive from expert faculty.”

Click here to see a comprehensive list of the college’s recent rankings.

Submitted by: College Communications