Sep. 12, 2022

AUSTIN, Texas — St. Edward’s University rose to 8th place in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Regional Universities in the West category. 

This is the 4th consecutive year that St. Edward’s ranks in the list of top 10 Best Regional Universities in the West.

“St. Edward’s delivers distinctive academics in a world class city,'' said President Montse Fuentes. “The U.S. News ranking recognizes the university’s excellent educational experience and learning opportunities for students from all backgrounds. Students are prepared to be ethical, community-minded leaders for a more just world.” 

In addition to its overall ranking, U.S. News ranked St. Edward’s #4 for Veterans and #6 for Undergraduate Teaching. The university was also included in the categories of Social Mobility and A+ Schools for B Students.

The U.S. News ranking is one of several national accolades that St. Edward’s has garnered in recent years. Most recently, St. Edward’s was noted as a top producer of 2021–2022 Fulbright U.S. Students who receive scholarships or grants to study, conduct research or teach abroad. Last year, St. Edward’s was named a Fulbright Hispanic Serving Institution Leader by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Also in 2021, St. Edward’s University was recognized by the same U.S. Department of State bureau for having produced the most Gilman award recipients during the past 20 years in the small institution 20-year overall Top Producer category. 

For 20 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. 

About St. Edward’s University: 

St. Edward’s University is a private, liberal arts university in the Catholic, Holy Cross tradition with approximately 3,600 students. Located in Austin, Texas, it is one of the top universities in the state and offers more than 55 undergraduate and 9 graduate programs. St. Edward’s delivers a premier, highly personalized education that provides students distinctive academics and extensive internships, research and service learning opportunities on a vibrant and inclusive hilltop campus in a world-class city.  St. Edward’s has been recognized for 20 consecutive years as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings, St. Edward’s remains in the list of top 10 Best Regional Universities in the West for the 4th consecutive year.