The University of Denver is again among the top 100 colleges and universities in the country. Today US News & World Report published its list of the best colleges in the country for 2020, with DU ranked 97th out of over 400 national universities.
The University of Denver’s overall score increases from 51 to 52. In addition, the university’s peer assessment score increases from 2.9 to 3.0.
US News & World Report uses six categories to determine rankings: results, faculty resources, expert opinion, financial resources, academic achievement, and alumni donations. In total, US news collected data on more than 1,900 institutions. Almost 1,400 schools were classified.
More than a third of a school’s overall ranking comes from its score, which takes into account various factors, including student retention and graduation success within six years. The University of Denver’s ranking in this area rose dramatically from 2019, rising from 112 to 98.
“There is nothing more important than helping our students achieve success – both in the classroom and after graduation,” says DU Chancellor Jeremy Haefner. “We have introduced an innovative career services model that reaches twice as many students as other national institutions. This has helped 91% of DU graduates either be employed or attend graduate school within six months of graduation. That is 6% more than the national average. “
In addition to its position in the overall rankings, the University of Denver ranks in the top 100 in several other categories. DU ranks 65th among the best value schools. This category takes into account the academic quality of a school and the net cost of participation for a student receiving an average on-demand scholarship or grant. Forty-one percent of the students at DU receive needs-based scholarships.
DU ranks 63rd in the category of the best college for veterans. A university will qualify for this list if it enrolls at least 20 veterans and active service members and if it is certified for GI billing and enrolling in the Yellow Ribbon program. Universities participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program provide additional funding to veterans attending an extra-governmental or private institution.
US News & World Report named Daniels College of Business # 90 on the list of Best Undergraduate Programs. This ranking is based on program accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The results are based solely on surveys among deans of the business school and senior faculty.
“We are delighted to be among the 100 best business schools in the country along with a number of good institutions,” said Vivek Choudhury, Dean of Daniels College of Business on an immersive, hands-on approach to learning that helps our students lead successful lives and careers prepared in today’s dynamic business environment. “