2011 U.S. News & World Report Rankings
For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report recognized St. Edward's as one of America's Best Colleges. In the 2011 rankings, St. Edward's held its place as 21st among master's-granting universities in the Western Region, and was once again named an “Up-and-Coming” school by peer schools.
In the 2011 rankings a U.S. News survey of college administrators identified “Up-and-Coming” institutions that “have recently made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities.” In the Western region St. Edward’s ranked second among six schools listed as “Up-and-Coming.” St. Edward’s, Trinity and Abilene Christian were the three Texas schools listed.
St. Edward's is one of five Texas colleges to be ranked in the top 25. The formula used by U.S. News to rank schools includes
- Peer assessment
- Graduation rate
- Percentage of classes under 20 students
- Percentage of full-time faculty
- Student-faculty ratio
- SAT scores for incoming freshmen
- Improvement in percentage of freshmen who are in the top 25% of their class
- The university's overall acceptance rate
We are proud of our national ranking and recognition by our peer colleges, which reflects significant improvements that began in 1999 with the introduction of a 10-year strategic plan.