University News

U.S. News and World Report Recognize SUU in Best Colleges List

September 19, 2016
Category: Academics


Campus Bell TowerSouthern Utah University has been recognized as a top-level university by U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Best Colleges list.

According to the report, schools are evaluated on peer assessment, retention, class sizes, student-faculty ratios, ranking of its incoming freshman and graduation rates. SUU excels in all of these categories, ranking higher than any other regional college or university in the Utah System of Higher Education.

President Scott L Wyatt is thrilled about the recognition especially amongst schools in Utah.

“SUU has climbed a few points on the list from last year,” said Wyatt. “It is now the third highest-ranking public, regional university in the eight Intermountain West states and first among Utah schools.”

The Princeton Review surveyed current and former SUU students regarding academics, student life and overall campus morale. They found that “the ‘typical T-bird’ has an eagerness for learning, a passion for involvement and a contagious friendliness that combine to put other students at ease.”

U.S. News and World Report is the top source for higher education rankings in the nation. Rankings are organized according to a school’s mission and region in the country. Peer assessment, retention and graduation rates account for more than half of U.S. News and World Report’s evaluation.



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Nikki Koontz, assistant director of marketing
435-586-5487
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