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 a new 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 is ranked 221 out of 1,061 institutions across the United States in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2017.

The ranking draws on 15 performance indicators to create an overall score that reflects the broad strength of the institution. 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.

Dominican is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top Regional University in the West. Regional colleges offer a full range of undergraduate programs and some master's programs. The Western region includes colleges and universities in California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington.

Dominican was named a College of Distinction for the 2016-2017 academic year in recognition of outstanding student engagement, quality teaching, a vibrant campus community, and the success of its graduates.

Sept. 28, 2016