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

By | September 13, 2022

Daemen University front signFor the fourth consecutive year, Daemen University has been ranked among the top institutions of higher learning in the country, earning a spot on the U.S. News and World Report 2022-23 Best National Universities list.

Daemen also earned national recognition for its undergraduate nursing program and the social mobility of its students.

Daemen is one of only three institutions in the Buffalo-Niagara region to be included on the National Universities list—and one of only 28 ranked in New York State.

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 also earned a spot on the U.S. News and World Report 2022-23 Top Performers on Social Mobility list, which is based on the extent schools enroll and graduate students who receive federal Pell Grants. Ranking among the top 11 percent of all colleges and universities in the country in this category, Daemen shares its ranking with Arizona State University, Ball State University, Drexel University and Tennessee Tech and others.

Known as Western New York’s premier health sciences educator, Daemen was also included in the U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 Best Undergraduate Nursing rankings. Daemen’s program ranked third among such programs in the Buffalo-Niagara region.

“Daemen is increasingly becoming known as a university that competes on the national stage with our academic programs, faculty research and student success,” said Gary Olson, president of Daemen. “Our inclusion among the country’s top institutions of higher learning is another testament to the excellence Daemen strives for every day.”

Among the institutions sharing Daemen’s overall national ranking are American International College, University of Charleston, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of Texas-El Paso, University of Akron, Wichita State University and Wright State University.

The 38th edition of the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings evaluated more than 1,500 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality.

Rankings are based on nine 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.