Daemen College Ranked Among Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report

Sep 13, 2021

Daemen College Ranked Among Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report

Sep 13, 2021

Daemen also earns national distinction for its undergraduate nursing program and the social mobility of its students

For the third consecutive year, Daemen College has been ranked among the best universities in the country in U.S. News and World Report’s prestigious Best Colleges list.

Institutions in the National Universities category offer a full range of undergraduate majors, as well as master’s and doctoral programs. Prior to moving to the National Universities list in 2019, Daemen had been ranked in the Regional Universities North category. 

“Daemen is proud to once again stand among the nation’s top institutions of higher learning,” said Gary Olson, president of Daemen. “Our growing national reputation reflects our constant determination to create a top-tier academic and student-centered experience that positions our graduates for professional success.”

The college is one of only three institutions in the Buffalo Niagara region to be included on the national universities list—and one of only 24 ranked in New York State.

Among the colleges and universities sharing Daemen’s national ranking are Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Boise State University, University of Texas-El Paso, University of Akron, University of Toledo, Wichita State University and Wright State University.

Daemen also earned a spot on the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges Social Mobility list, which measures how well institutions graduate students who have received Pell Grants.

Known as Western New York’s premier health sciences educator, Daemen was also included on the U.S. News Best Undergraduate Nursing rankings.

The 37th edition of the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings evaluated 1,466 U.S. bachelor's degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality.

Rankings are based on nine broad categories, including graduation and retention rates, social mobility, graduation rate performance, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources per student, average alumni giving rate, and graduate indebtedness.

Categories for U.S. News and World Report’s college rankings are related to those used by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Daemen has maintained its spot in the top-tier of the Carnegie Classification’s prominent doctoral category since 2018.