U.S. News and World Report this week released its 2019 Best Colleges rankings. Marquette is ranked in a seven-way tie at 89th, up one spot from 90th last year. Marquette again made the lists for Best Colleges for Veterans, ranked 53; Best Value Schools, ranked 49; and High School Counselor Rankings at 62. The university is again included as an “A-plus School for B Students.”
“As an institution, we should all be proud to be recognized among the top 100 universities in the nation,” Provost Dan Myers said. “That said, rankings are only one way we measure our success as a university; we also look at the many other ways we see ourselves fulfilling our mission.”
The university is also recognized among U.S. News’ college- and program-specific rankings. In the Best Undergraduate Business Programs list, the College of Business Administration is ranked 87, up slightly from last year’s 91. Myers pointed out that business school rankings are based solely on a peer assessment score.
Additionally, three business specialty programs were again ranked in the top 25 nationally: real estate at 11th, supply chain management at 13th and finance at 24th.
The Opus College of Engineering is ranked 132 among Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, a list that is also based only on a peer assessment score. The college was ranked 110 last year, a shift that Myers emphasizes is statistically insignificant. “The change in the engineering ranking was the result of a 0.1 change on the rating scale,” Myers said. “But because of the large number of ties on that scale, the smallest possible rating change moved us 22 ranks.”