Take a closer look at St. Edward’s …
We take pride in our community — who we are and what we can accomplish together. While many of our strengths can’t be quantified, some of them can. Here’s an overview of St. Edward’s by the numbers.
… and hear what others have to say about us.
In doing what’s best for our students and our community, we’ve received a number of significant awards and recognitions over the years. (It’s not just us, either; our hometown, Austin, wins its fair share of accolades, too.)
Ranked #15 Best College in the West
U.S. News & World Report recognized St. Edward’s as one of “America’s Best Colleges” for the 15th year in a row. In their 2018 rankings, St. Edward’s is listed at #15 and is one of only four Texas universities named in the top 20 of Best Regional Universities in the West. See details on ranking criteria.
#9 Best College for Veterans
U.S. News chose St. Edward’s as one of the “Best Universities for Veterans" in their 2018 rankings. St. Edward's holds 9th place among more than 30 colleges in the West. In addition to demonstrating academic excellence, schools must meet be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Named One of America’s “Best Bang for the Buck” Colleges
Washington Monthly Magazine’s 2016 and 2017 College Ranking Guide named St. Edward’s a “Best Bang for the Buck–South” college, based on economic value students receive per dollar. St. Edward’s also made their 2016 “National Universities” list for achievements in social mobility, research and service.
Nation’s #1 Producer of Fulbright Students
St. Edward’s was named the nation’s top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s-granting institutions in 2015–2016, with 10 winners. In 2017–2018, nine St. Edward’s students were awarded Fulbrights. St. Edward’s has been a top producer of Fulbright Students nine years in a row.
Highly Rated by WSJ/THE College Student Survey
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings 2017 placed St. Edward’s in the top 35% of 1,000+ schools on its list. The rankings draw from a survey by London-based Times Higher Education, in which 100,000 students rate colleges on engagement, resources, outcomes and environment.
Listed Among “America’s Top Colleges”
Once again, Forbes recognized St. Edward’s as one of “America’s Top Colleges.” Their 2017 best-colleges list includes 650 schools acknowledged for their focus on student outcomes, such as graduation rate, academic success, student satisfaction, and post-graduation success.
Nationally Recognized for Student Engagement (NSSE)
St. Edward’s scored highly in the 2015 National Survey of Student Engagement taken by more than 315,000 students nationwide. St. Edward’s met or exceeded the national average in all benchmark areas: academic challenge, learning with peers, experiences with faculty and campus environment.
Listed Among “Best Colleges for Hispanic Students”
Bestcolleges.com ranks St. Edward’s as #5 on its 2016 list of “Best Colleges for Hispanic Students.” Along with strict criteria for academic excellence, each school on the list boasts a cultural center, degree programs and scholarships dedicated to enhancing the experiences of Hispanic students.
Chosen for 2017 Guide to Green Colleges
The Princeton Review’s prestigious list of green colleges recognizes 375 schools worldwide that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. We're proud to make the list.