UToledo Recognized Among Best Colleges by U.S. News

The University of Toledo has been recognized for the first time among the top universities in the country in the 2022-2023 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges (https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges) rankings.

UToledo climbed in the rankings for improvements in a number of metrics in the annual report’s methodology, but most importantly on student success measures including retention and graduation rates, class sizes and faculty-to-student ratios.

“It is fitting that in this sesquicentennial year when we are celebrating our 150-year history and planning for our future that the latest U.S. News ranking reflects our positive momentum and the great things happening on our campuses,” UToledo President Gregory Postel said. “We are focused on student success and are proud to see those efforts reflected in the rankings.”

UToledo is ranked in the third tier at 285 out of a total of 440 national universities included in the most recent survey, representing a year-over-year increase of 11 percentile points. The University is ranked among the Top Public Schools listed at 146 out of 227 institutions.

The University improved in the rankings on several metrics related to resources for faculty and the value of a UToledo education, including financial resources per student and average indebtedness of graduates.

At UToledo, where 35% of students are eligible for federal Pell Grants, the average student debt of $22,646 falls below the national average at near $30,000, according to U.S. News (https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/see-how-student-loan-borrowing-has-risen-in-10-years) . At the same time, UToledo graduates command competitive salaries after graduation. Compared to Ohio peers, the annual earnings of UToledo graduates (https://www.utoledo.edu/offices/institutional-research/home/student-success.html#pseo-dashboard) are the fifth highest in the state both one and five years after graduation and the fourth highest after 10 years.

UToledo also appears in the annual Best Colleges publication’s rankings of A-Plus Schools for B Students at 121 and Top Performers on Social Mobility at 339 aligned with the University’s commitment to be a school of opportunity for students to achieve their educational goals.

A number of specific academic programs also are included in the U.S. News rankings. UToledo is ranked among the best undergraduate programs in business, computer science, engineering and nursing.

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