In its seventh annual national rankings, College Raptor – a college comparison site for prospective students – has recognized Daemen for its affordability, student-faculty ratio, overall quality and other attributes.
Nationally, Daemen’s student-faculty ratio ranks in the top 20 percent of all institutions.
Among institutions in the East Coast Conference – considered peer institutions to Daemen – ranks first overall for its selectivity of students and second in the number of its instructors who are full-time. The college also placed second in the conference for its low rates of student loan defaults.
Daemen placed in the top 30 percent of private institutions for total enrollment, the 40 percent of all institutions in first-year retention, and in the top 50 percent of colleges and universities overall.
“Our student-centered experience is designed to be exceptional,” said Gary Olson, president of Daemen. “We’re pleased this latest round of recognition captures what makes our institutional so distinctive on the national stage.”
The rankings are based on publicly-available data on each college, including: median SAT/ACT scores for incoming freshmen, endowment per student, first-year retention rate, four-year graduation rate, average faculty salary and others. No college or university can pay to improve rankings.
College Raptor’s leadership and advisors include former presidents, chancellors, chief academic officers and vice presidents of institutions of higher learning and international companies.
For 22 years, College Raptor Director Richard Ferguson served as CEO and chairman of the ACT – the most-taken college entrance exam in the United States.