UJ ranked a top Midwest institution by U.S. News

Sep 14, 2022

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UJ was ranked among the best academic institutions in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report

JAMESTOWN, ND: U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, announced the 2022-2023 Best Colleges. Serving as a guide for prospective students and their families, the rankings evaluate 1,500 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality. University of Jamestown has again been ranked as one of the best academic institutions in the Midwest.

Dr. Polly Peterson, University of Jamestown President, credits UJ’s approach to education—in which they combine the liberal arts with professional preparation—as one of the top reasons the University continues to be ranked by U.S. News & World Report. “Our commitment to creating holistic graduates who are well-rounded professionals and global citizens has helped make UJ a place of distinction in the region,” Dr. Peterson commented.

To calculate the rankings, U.S. News focuses on academic quality and places emphasis on outcome measures – including graduation rates, retention rates, graduate indebtedness, and social mobility. Outcomes are the mostly highly weighted ranking factor, contributing 40% to each school’s overall score

“Over the years, we have expanded our academic offerings, significantly developed our campus facilities, and increased our endowment—leading to enrollment growth and a 99% graduate placement rate,” explained Dr. Peterson. “We feel blessed that our commitment to our students has achieved national recognition.”

For more information on the rankings, visit USNews.com/colleges.

Established as Jamestown College in 1883 by members of the Presbyterian Church, The University of Jamestown is a private, liberal arts university granting Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees as well as master’s degrees in Education, Leadership, Clinical Counseling, and a Fargo-based Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. UJ Accelerated, the newest division of the University, is based in Phoenix, Arizona, and delivers intensive upskilling opportunities to learners in a variety of settings. For more information, please visit UJ.edu.

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