Dominican in top third of Wall Street Journal/THE college survey

Dominican University of California ranks in the top third of U.S. colleges and universities nationally in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education college survey, focused on a university’s ability to deliver valuable outcomes and quality education for its students.

The higher education survey is designed to place graduate achievement and student learning at its center. In determining student engagement, the rankings examined how a university supports critical thinking, how a university’s teaching supports application of student learning to the real world, and how a university’s curriculum promotes new ways of thinking.

Dominican was ranked 271 out of 968 institutions across the United States.

The ranking uses individual performance metrics, grouped into four pillars representing Resources, Engagement, Outcomes, and Environment. Data sources include the Times Higher Education U.S. Student Survey and the THE Academic Reputation Survey, along with public data on areas including completion rates and graduate employment.

The full methodology can be found on the THE’s website.

Other recent accolades:

Money magazine
Last month, Dominican ranked in the top third of Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for your Money 2018.” The magazine noted that more than 90% of undergraduates attending Dominican receive financial aid.

Colleges of Distinction
This summer, college guidebook Colleges of Distinction recognized Dominican for the University’s engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes. The guidebook selects schools that are nationally recognized by education professionals as excellent schools. These schools are strongly focused on teaching undergraduates; are home to a wide variety of learning experiences; are able to provide opportunities for personal development; and are highly valued by graduate schools and employers for outstanding preparation. Dominican also was recognized as a College of Distinction for excellence in Business, Nursing, and Education.

PacWest Academic Achievement Award
Dominican’s student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom. Since the University’s 2009 transition to NCAA Division II athletics, Dominican has led the Pacific West Conference in academic performance for eight out of the last nine years. Dominican’s athletes displayed their prowess in the classroom once again to win the PacWest Academic Achievement Award for the 2017-2018 academic year. Dominican has surpassed a 3.4 GPA in each of the last five seasons.


September 6, 2018