The second annual list includes 1,054 institutions from across the U.S. Rankings are based on four key performance areas, including resources (30 percent), engagement (20 percent), outcomes (40 percent), and environment (10 percent).
Based on these four main pillars, Daemen was strongest in the area of engagement, making it the second time the college has ranked high for effectively engaging with students. Specific measures used to assess this are interaction with teachers and students, students feeling engaged with the college, whether students would recommend the institution to a friend, and the number of accredited programs.
“This Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranking reflects Daemen’s growing national prominence and the high-quality education we offer our students,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “Earning high marks for student engagement for the second year in a row is a testament to the steadfast commitment of our faculty and staff to ensuring that our students are fully involved in their own college experience.”
In the Northeast region, Daemen is ranked 204th out of 303 institutions. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking is based on a survey of 100,000 college students from across the country, an academic reputation survey of 10,000 academics, and public data, including completion rates and graduate employment.
According to WSJ/THE, “this is a pioneering ranking of U.S. colleges and universities that puts student success and learning at its heart. The ranking includes clear performance indicators designed to answer the questions that matter most to students and their families when making the most important decisions of their lives – who to trust with their education.”
This new ranking follows Daemen recently being selected for the 10th consecutive year as a national College of Distinction in recognition of the institution’s excellence in undergraduate higher education and innovative learning experiences offered to students. The college has also earned new special field of study distinctions in business, education, and nursing in honor of its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming.