Dominican ranked nationally in Wall Street Journal college survey

Dominican University of California ranks in the top quarter 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.

Dominican was ranked 221 out of 1,061 institutions across the United States in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2017. The full rankings can be found on the WSJ website.

The higher education guide is designed to place graduate achievement and student learning at its center. In determining student engagement, the WSJ 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 promote new ways of thinking.

The rankings were compiled using 14 performance indicators in order to provide a broad and balanced base of university performance insight that will help students making one of the most important decisions of their lives.

These indicators explore, for example, whether the student body is diverse, challenged, and engaged; whether graduates find satisfying jobs and earn competitive salaries; and whether a college provides a supportive learning environment for all students.

Data sources include the Times Higher Education (THE) U.S. Student Survey of 100,000 current U.S. students, and the annual THE Academic Reputation Survey of 10,000 scholars, along with public data on a range of areas, including the salaries graduates earn and completion rates.

The THE US Student Survey examines a range of key issues, including students’ engagement with their studies, their interaction with their teachers, and their satisfaction with their experience. The THE Academic Reputation Survey asks 10,000 academics, chosen at random, to vote for the best research and teaching universities.


June 21, 2017