Marquette ranked 86th nationally in latest U.S. News Best Colleges rankings

University received perfect score for graduate earnings, ranked by peers in top 20 for undergraduate teaching and top 35 most innovative

Marquette is ranked in the top 20% among national universities at No. 86 in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. The university is tied with Clemson University and New Jersey Institute of Technology. U.S. News is now only utilizing ranking factor data that can be cross validated from a publicly available source.  

Marquette once again made the peer-nominated list for Best Undergraduate Teaching, ranked No. 19 – the second year the university has placed in the top 20. The university is ranked 34th among Most Innovative Schools – up from 41 last year. These rankings are based on nominations from presidents, provosts and deans of admission. 

U.S. News assigned Marquette a perfect score for graduate earnings, which is a new ranking factor. This data was sourced from the Department of Education College Scorecard. Marquette received a perfect score because at least 90% of our graduates achieved the earnings threshold.  

Marquette is ranked 46th on the list of Best Value Schools, up from 52 last year, and 55th for Best Colleges for Veterans. 

The university is also noted among U.S. News’ college- and program-specific rankings:, which are based solely on peer assessment scores, rather than publicly available data. 

  • The College of Nursing is ranked in the top 8% at 52nd for Best Undergraduate Nursing. 
  • In the Best Undergraduate Business Programs list, the College of Business Administration is ranked in the top 25% at 118th.  
  • The following Marquette Business programs were also individually ranked: Accounting (46), Finance (21), Real Estate (12) and Supply Chain (17).  
  • Economics, which is housed in both the College of Business Administration and the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is ranked for the first time at 165th. 
  • The Opus College of Engineering is ranked 120, up from 123 last year, among Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, a list based on a peer assessment score. 
  • Marquette is ranked 181st in psychology and 192nd on the Best Computer Science Schools list. Both programs are housed in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.  

U.S. News graduate program rankings are released each spring.