SUU Ranked Among Top Universities in the Nation

Published: October 10, 2016 | Read Time: 2 minutes

WSJ College RankingsSouthern Utah University is ranked among the nations top universities in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2017.

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings is a pioneering ranking of US colleges and universities that puts student success and learning at its heart. The ranking is drawn from 15 performance indicators that have been selected in order to answer the questions that matter the most when choosing a university. Those performance indicators range from student interaction and engagement to reputation and graduate salary.

“While increasing in college rankings are never our primary aim, it is gratifying to know that SUU continually climbs in national profile and attention,” said Bradely J. Cook, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Rankings like this one are a nice validation of the hard work of our faculty and staff who are committed to making SUU's educational experience one of the best in the country.”

Data sources include the Times Higher Education U.S. Student Survey of 100,000 current U.S. students, and the annual Times Higher Education Academic Reputation Survey of 10,000 scholars in 133 countries; along with public data on areas including completion rates, graduate employment, and loan repayments.

According to Phil Baty, Times Higher Education Ranking editor, the conversation with American higher education stakeholders lasted a year to ensure that the assessment hit their goal.

“We shared the Wall Street Journal’s vision for a different type of U.S. ranking system,” said Baty. “One that does not fall into the trap of simply measuring university selectivity and wealth, but puts at its heart a university's ability to deliver valuable outcomes and education for its students.”

The Wall Street Journal is the preeminent source of global business and financial news, with the goal of providing context and insight that helps parents and prospective students make what is often a life-defining decision.

Times Higher Education is a global higher education data and analysis business with headquarters in London and offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Melbourne, and Singapore.

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