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U.S. News & World Report Names UST in Top 20 Best Colleges in the West

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges in Regional West 2022The University of St. Thomas-Houston is named a top 20 university in the Western region by U.S. News & World Report in their 2022 Best Colleges rankings.

UST is affordable and accessible and open to all faiths.

The University earned multiple rankings:

  • Regional Universities West #20
  • Best Value - Regional Universities West #13
  • Best Colleges for Veterans – Regional Universities West #29
  • Social Mobility - Regional Universities West #24

The Best Colleges for Veterans ranking lists UST as #29 in top-ranked schools that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active duty service members to pay and be successful in college. The #13 ranking in best value universities means that UST provides the highest quality education for a value price. The social mobility ranking of #24 in Regional West Universities recognizes how well UST serves low-income students.

Regional universities offer a full range of undergraduate and master programs but few doctoral programs. UST offers 43 undergraduate degree and 37 graduate degree programs, including two doctoral programs in philosophy and education.

What is the Value of Rankings?

University rankings provide a starting point to compare various aspects of different schools at a glance. Combined with campus visits and interviews, the rankings provide a resource for parents and students contemplating one of life’s biggest decisions.

UST ranks high on its student-faculty ratio at 14:1, and it has 47.4% of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Health Professions and Related Programs; Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Visual and Performing Arts; Physical Sciences; and English Language and Literature/Letters. The average freshmen retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84%.