Sep. 14, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Edward’s University 8th in the category of Best Regional Universities in the West in its 2021 list for the second year in a row.

“St. Edward’s University is once again recognized as #8 of the Best Regional Universities in the West, by U.S. News & World Report,” said George E. Martin, president of St. Edward’s University. “This national recognition is a direct result of our faculty and staff commitment to our Holy Cross mission that ensures our students’ success.”

For 18 consecutive years, St. Edward’s has ranked in the U.S. News Best Colleges list. The methodology for the U.S. News regional ranking takes into account peer assessments, as well as criteria including class size, retention and alumni giving. The university was also recognized in the categories of Best Colleges for Veterans, Best Undergraduate Teaching, Social Mobility, A+ Schools for B Students and Best Value Schools.

St. Edward’s University is dedicated to preparing students to be critical thinkers and innovative problem solvers with a passion for making the world a better place. The university launched the Student Success Initiative in 2019 pairing students with success coaches in order to develop personalized plans for exploring transformational pathways to knowledge, experience, understanding and achievement.

Read more about what makes St. Edward’s University a top 10 school.

About St. Edward’s University

St. Edward’s University is a private, liberal arts university in the Catholic, Holy Cross tradition with approximately 4,000 students. Located in Austin, Texas, it is one of the top universities in Texas and offers more than 50 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs. With a network of partner universities around the world, St. Edward’s delivers a premier, highly personalized education that helps students explore their own transformational pathways to knowledge, experience, understanding and success. St. Edward’s has been recognized for 18 consecutive years as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report and holds the #8 spot among Best Regional Universities in the West in the U.S. News 2020 and 2021 rankings. For more information on St. Edward’s, visit