Merrimack College Named Again to U.S. News & World Report’s Best College Rankings
Merrimack College announced it has been named, for the third year in a row, a “Top 50 Comprehensive College,” by U.S. News & World Report, while remaining one of the top 10 “Most Innovative” schools. The College’s steady ascent in these rankings is a great external endorsement of its strategic vision.
“Our investment in new faculty and expanded course offerings and enhancing opportunities for our students is the cornerstone of what we do,” said Merrimack College President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D. “This recognition by U.S. News & World Report is a wonderful endorsement of what our talented community of faculty, staff and students are doing every day.”
Merrimack’s rankings reflect the success of a decade of investing in its students, faculty, academic programs and the infrastructure of the campus. Rankings are an indicator of excellence and Merrimack’s excellence is evident in tremendous leaps in the “Best Undergraduate Teaching Program” and “Best Value Schools.” Merrimack is also Top 10 in Northeast Regional and Most Innovative schools categories.
Merrimack moved from 46th a year ago to 45th on the 2021 Best Regional Northeast colleges list, along with being awarded 9th Most Innovative school.
Merrimack made an impressive leap from the 35th spot a year ago to 16th for best undergraduate teaching programs for regional universities in the North category.
It also finished ranked 37th on the list of Best Value Schools for the region from 42nd last year.
Merrimack tied for 123rd nationally out of 220 schools for its undergraduate engineering program among schools and 148th for “Top Performers in Social Mobility.”
The magazine surveyed more than 1800 colleges and universities, ranking 1400 institutions using 17 metrics to assess academic quality.
Regional universities offer a full range of undergraduate programs and offer master’s degrees but seldom offer doctoral programs.
To aid prospective students and families in researching colleges, U.S. News & World Report publishes its edition of Best Colleges annually. Its rankings focus on academic excellence with U.S. institutions ranked on more than 15 measures of academic quality.