WSJ Names ND Top U.S. Catholic University

Dave Pettit | January 20, 2017

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The University of Notre Dame ranks highest among Catholic-affiliated schools in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

Among the highest-ranked Catholic schools, the Notre Dame, Ind., institution did best in three of the four categories that make up the WSJ/THE rankings: graduate outcomes, academic resources and student engagement. It lagged behind only in environment, a category that measures things such as the racial and ethnic diversity of schools’ students and faculty.

Notre Dame scored just above the No. 2-ranked Catholic institution, Georgetown University, in outcomes, the category weighted most heavily in the overall rankings. Among measures included in outcomes, Georgetown, based in Washington, D.C., performed better on a graduate-salary metric, while Notre Dame did better on a measure of students’ success in repaying their college debts.

The religious affiliation of colleges and universities was determined by information reported to the U.S. Education Department’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or Ipeds.

To see the whole list of rankings, click here.

 by Daily Domer Staff

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