For 22nd Consecutive Year, Trinity University Receives No. 1 Ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” Guide

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Sep. 10, 2013

For 22nd 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 commitment to teaching

By Sharon Jones Schweitzer

SAN ANTONIO - For the 22nd 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. The annual college rankings also recognized Trinity's strong commitment to undergraduate teaching with a No. 1 rating in the same category and region.

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 2014 rankings and on the net cost of a student receiving the average need-based scholarship or grant.

The year's edition also includes a section titled "A Focus on Student Success," which highlights schools with outstanding examples of eight programs that education experts agree are key to student success. Trinity University is listed in the top schools with a stellar program in undergraduate research/creative projects. Trinity students increasingly participate in intensive and self-directed research or creative work that result in an original scholarly paper or product that is often presented at a professional conference.

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. Recently Washington Monthly's annual college guide ranked Trinity No. 1 based on measurements related to social mobility, research, and civic engagement. Trinity was also recognized as a "Best Buy" in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014, one of only 41 schools to receive that designation from the publication. Additionally, Trinity was included in the 2014 edition of The Best 378 Colleges, an annual guide published by The Princeton Review, which highlights only 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year colleges.

Sharon Jones Schweitzer '75 is assistant vice president for External Affairs. She can be reached at