Sep. 13, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas — For the 3rd year in a row, St. Edward’s is named a top 10 university in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Universities in the West for 2022.

“This is continuing acknowledgment that St. Edward’s educates the hearts and minds of our students by providing distinctive and innovative academic programs and integrated curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities for student success and lifelong learning. Our alumni are taking on the world and leading full and rich lives beyond the Hilltop,” said Montserrat Fuentes, president of St. Edward’s University. “Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the Holy Cross mission providing transformational experiences for our students with a focus on social justice for all.”

St. Edward’s University also ranked among the top 10 in Best Regional Universities West for Veterans, Best Value Schools and Best Undergraduate Teaching. Additionally, the university was recognized as a top A-plus school for B students.

For 19 consecutive years, St. Edward’s has ranked in the U.S. News Best Colleges list. The methodology for the U.S. News ranking takes into account peer assessments, as well as criteria including class size, retention and alumni giving. 

The U.S. News ranking is one of several recognitions the university received this year. In May, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society named St. Edward’s University to its Transfer Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year and lauded the university's dynamic pathways created to support transfer students. St. Edward’s also continued a long tradition of Fulbright award recipients and McNair Scholars.

Read more about what makes St. Edward’s University a top 10 school for numerous years in a row.