Skip to main content

U.S. News and World Report Ranks DeSales 55th in the North

by Lisa Plummer, Ed.D. Sep 26, 2018

We’re proud to announce DeSales University ranked No. 55 on U.S. News and World Report.

DeSales University ranked 55th among regional universities in the north for 2019, up from 64th in 2018. DeSales also ranked 43rd in the north as a best value school.

The recently released U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list ranks the academic excellence of colleges and universities on up to 15 measures of academic quality.

Read the full report on the U.S. News and World Report website

The rankings emphasize student outcomes – including graduation and retention rates – which are indicators of how well a school supports the academic and financial success of its students.

Best value rankings take into account a school's academic quality and net cost of attendance.

DeSales shares its 55th position with Arcadia University (PA), King’s College (PA), University of St. Joseph (CT), CUNY-City College (NY), CUNY-Queens College (NY), and SUNY College-Oneonta (NY).

Within the rankings (Regional North):

  • DSU outperformed 7 higher ranked universities on average first-year student retention rate.
  • DSU outperformed 25 higher ranked universities on the actual graduation rate.
  • DSU outperformed 19 higher ranked universities on average alumni giving rate.