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SXU Ranks on 2023 List of Best Colleges


Saint Xavier University (SXU) continues to receive annual accolades from U.S. News & World Report. In the 2023 edition, released September 12, SXU was named a "Best Value School," a "Best Regional University" and one of the top performers for "Social Mobility" in the Midwest. Saint Xavier was also recognized this year for "Best Undergraduate Business Programs" and "Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs."

SXU nationally ranks for "Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs" and ranks in the top 10 for Illinois. All institutions ranked must be accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and be a regionally-accredited institution that awards at least 35 BSN degrees.

For the fourth year, SXU has been named a top performer in "Social Mobility." Ranking is determined by the extent to which a college or university enrolls larger proportions of economically disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants and graduates them into profitable careers. 

For the seventh consecutive year, SXU has 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.

For the fifth time, Saint Xavier University, which is a recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), has also been ranked as one of the most diverse schools in the Midwest region, ranking among regional institutions in the Midwest for racial and ethnic diversity. SXU also ranks highly in the greater Midwest for economic diversity, with a large percentage of undergraduate students receiving federal Pell Grants.

As a "Best College for Veterans," Military Friendly® school 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. SXU was also named one of the 2023 "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.

SXU was nationally ranked for "Best Undergraduate Business Programs." All institutions ranked are AACSB-accredited and are based on having the best programs in business specialty areas such as accounting, finance, marketing and management. SXU's Graham School of Management (GSM) provides a comprehensive, innovative curriculum matched with experimental learning to prepare students to serve as leaders in business.

Learn more about SXU's undergraduate programsgraduate programs and degree completion programs. For more information about SXU's 2023 university rankings, visit U.S. News & World Report's website.