For the sixth year in a row, SPU named a "Best National University" by U.S. News & World Report

For the sixth year in a row, Seattle Pacific has been named a “Best National University” in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 best college rankings. U.S. News defines national universities as those institutions offering a full range of undergraduate majors plus master's and doctoral programs and a commitment to producing groundbreaking research.

Seattle Pacific also received high rankings in social mobility, which U.S. News describes as institutions that enroll and graduate large proportions of disadvantaged students who receive Pell Grants. (Pell Grants are a need-based federal financial aid program aimed at helping low-income families pay for college). 

Other highly ranked SPU programs were undergraduate engineering, ranked #62 out of 239 schools in the category.

SPU’s eligibility in the national university category is due to the growth in the institution’s graduate and doctoral programs. Some new programs include undergraduate degrees in social justice and cultural studies, mechanical engineering, and criminal justice, and advance degrees in teaching, learning, and leadership, business and theology, digital education leadership, reconciliation and intercultural studies, data analytics in business, and a doctoral nursing program.

Posted: Monday, September 13, 2021