For 21st Consecutive Year, Trinity University Receives No. 1 Ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” Guide

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Russell Guerrero '83
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Sep. 12, 2012

For 21st Consecutive Year, Trinity University Receives No. 1 Ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” Guide


U.S. News college guide also rates Trinity No.1 in value and recognizes engineering program


SAN ANTONIO - For the 21st straight year, the U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" guide has awarded Trinity University a  No.1 ranking in the category of institutions that offer a full range of undergraduate programs as well as select master's programs in the Western part of the United States.

Trinity also received a No. 1 ranking in the publication's best value category, "Great Schools, Great Prices."  According to the college guide, value was based on a school's overall score in the 2013 rankings and by the net cost of a student receiving the average need-based scholarship or grant.

In addition, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University's engineering science program No. 32 among the nation's best schools where the highest degree offered is a bachelor's or master's.  

The national magazine based its rankings on several factors, including:

  • academic reputation assessed by peer institutions
  • graduation and retention rates
  • faculty resources
  • student selectivity
  • financial resources
  • alumni giving

U.S. News & World Report's annual edition of "America's Best Colleges" is one of several publications and guidebooks that have recently recognized Trinity as a premier institution.  Trinity was also recognized as a Best Buy in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013, one of only 41 schools to receive that designation from the publication. And Trinity was included in the 2013 edition of The Best 377 Colleges, an annual guide published by The Princeton Review, which highlights only 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges.