Chaminade University is proud of another strong showing in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings, which once again named Chaminade among the top regional universities in the West.
In the 2022-2023 rankings, Chaminade clinched the no. 20 spot in the regional group.
That’s up from no. 25 in 2021-2022.
Chaminade President Dr. Lynn Babington said the ranking underscores the university’s strong commitment to academic excellence, rigor and innovation. “Our team of faculty and staff members work incredibly hard to deliver on our service-focused mission and ensure our students can reach their goals,” Babington said. “Chaminade’s Best Colleges ranking is a testament to their unwavering dedication and tireless efforts to put Chaminade’s pledge to the community into action.”
Meanwhile, Chaminade also jumped up in the rankings as a “best value” option—securing the no. 11 spot (from no. 21 last year). In the “best value” ranking, U.S. News & World Report assessed universities not only on academic quality but on the availability of need-based grants, scholarships and other aid.
Chaminade was also ranked no. 28 for “social mobility” (from no. 38 in 2021-2022).
The ranking measures the percentage of Pell Grant students who graduated.
The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings include assessments of approximately 1,500 U.S. colleges and universities. The rankings—in their 38th year—evaluate campuses 17 measures of academic quality, including graduation rates, retention rates and faculty resources.
Chaminade’s undergraduate Nursing program, which launched in 2010, was also recognized. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program was named among the best in the U.S., ranking in the top 42%. The school secured the no. 293 spot among nursing programs out of some 690 schools nationwide.