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Midwest Jesuit Universities Named to 2020 U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges" Rankings

September 10, 2019 — U.S. News & World Report has released its annual rankings of the best colleges and universities in the United States, and all six Midwest Jesuit universities made the list.

In the National Universities category (399 schools), four Midwest schools made the list: Marquette University (#84); Loyola University Chicago (#104); Creighton University (#104); and University of Detroit Mercy (#179). This was the first time Creighton and University of Detroit Mercy were ranked as national universities; both had been previously categorized as regional Master's universities.

In the Regional Master's Universities Midwest category, John Carroll University was ranked #2 and Xavier University was ranked # 5 out of 162 institutions. Additionally, John Carroll University was ranked #1 in best undergraduate teaching and #2 in best colleges for veterans; Xavier University was ranked #4 in best colleges for veterans and #18 in best undergraduate teaching.

Many other Jesuit colleges and universities were featured prominently on the list; find out more at the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. [Source: AJCU]





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