For the 19th straight year, Xavier University is
among the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities, according to the U.S.
News & World Report rankings released today September 10.
The 2014 edition of America's Best Colleges ranks
Xavier number four among Midwest colleges and universities.Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska took the number one
spot followed by Butler University in Indianapolis and Drake University in
"We are once again honored to find ourselves in
the top 10 and especially pleased to be at the top with two fellow schools in
The Big East, Creighton and Butler," said Michael J. Graham, S.J., president of
Xavier University. "I want to especially commend our faculty and
staff for their efforts to uphold and advance the 'Xavier Way' of learning,
reflection integrity and achievement.
Last year's issue ranked Xavier fourth best in the Midwest.
U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on several key measures of quality.
Peer assessment (25%), graduation and retention rates (25%), faculty resources
(20%), student selectivity (15%), financial resources (10%) and alumni giving
(5%). A detailed report on the rankings and methodology may be found at
the U.S. News and World Report website at www.usnews.com.