Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2017

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2017 constitute a comparative assessment of more than 1,000 US universities and colleges that is designed to give students and their families the information they need to choose where to study. Uniquely, it has at its heart the voices of 100,000 current American college students, collected through Times Higher Education’s annual US Student Survey.

The College Rankings are made up of 14 individual performance indicators designed to answer the questions that matter the most to students and their families: Does the college have plenty of resources to teach me properly? Will I get enough access to my teacher, and will I be engaged and stretched in the classroom? Does the college have a good academic reputation? What type of campus community is there? How likely am I to graduate, pay off my loans and get a good job?

View the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2017 methodology

The entirely student-focused nature of the WSJ/THE College Rankings 2017 means that they differ significantly from the THE World University Rankings, which include only 148 US institutions and are based on a combination of indicators that include a heavy emphasis on research excellence alongside indicators of the teaching environment.

The calculation of the rankings for 2016-2017 has been subject to independent audit by the professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Read our full analysis of the WSJ/THE College Rankings 2017 results

Download the WSJ/THE College Rankings 2017 digital supplement

Note: The four pillar (Resources, Engagement, Environment and Outcomes) scores for institutions ranked below 500 are not displayed

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