SXU Ranks on 2020 Lists of Best Colleges
Saint Xavier University (SXU) continues to receive annual accolades from the U.S. News & World Report. In the 2020 edition, released September 9, SXU was named a "Best Value School," a "Best Regional University" and one of the "Top 10 Most Diverse" universities in the Midwest. Saint Xavier was also recognized this year for the first time for being a "Best College for Veterans" and "A Top Performer on Social Mobility" among regional universities in the Midwest.
Saint Xavier University has, for the fourth consecutive year, been identified as a "Best Value School" in the Midwest among regional universities. Knowing which institutions can provide exemplary education at the right price is incredibly important for beginning students. While evaluating these rankings, U.S. News & World Report evaluates a school's academic quality and the net cost of attendance for a student. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the greater the value. As service to the underserved is a core value of the institution, SXU strives to provide an equal opportunity for all students to receive quality education.
For the second time in three years, Saint Xavier University, which is a recognized Hispanic-serving institution, has also been ranked as one of the "Top 10 Most Diverse" schools in the Midwest region, while also being named one of the 2020 "Best Regional Universities." According to U.S. News & World Report, each school is placed into a category based on its mission and, in some cases, location. Data is then gathered for each school in up to 15 areas related to academic excellence.
As a "Best College for Veterans" and Yellow Ribbon institution, Saint Xavier is proud to serve its student-veterans with access to resources and services to help them transition into the classroom and succeed in completing their degree. Saint Xavier is also ranked in the new category of social mobility, as the institution is committed to eliminating racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps and increasing graduation rates, as part of the Illinois Equity Attainment (ILEA) initiative.
"We are honored to be recognized this year in so many distinguished ways," said SXU President Laurie M. Joyner. "This is not only great news for our institution, but it also demonstrates the ongoing work our SXU community is doing to continuously improve the ways we educate our students and prepare them for success."