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Samford University and Dordt University tied for #1 in Engagement by WSJ
Abilene Christian ranked #9 alongside such universities such as Yale, Duke, Princeton, and Vanderbilt in U.S. News & World Report Learning Communities category
Baylor University ranked #1 and Calvin University ranked #2 for Great Health Services by The Princeton Review
(WASHINGTON, DC) – More than 70 of The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) member and affiliate colleges and universities have been recognized by the Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report’s rankings in multiple categories of the best colleges for 2022. Both outlet’s rankings are recognized as being among the premier lists for prospective students and families while making choices for higher education. Additionally, The Princeton Review rated Baylor University # 1 and Calvin University #2 on their Great Health Services list. The Great Health Services list is based off of student’s feedback.
“CCCU member and affiliate schools have always been at the heart of the best of higher education in the United States. Our Christian ideals and principles are integral to our students’ formation and these listings affirm those values,” said Shirley V. Hoogstra, CCCU President. “Each year our schools are represented and we are extremely proud of the tremendous respect shown again for 2022.”
Snapshot of CCCU Rankings Samford University and Dordt University have tied for the #1 spot of the Wall Street Journal’s Higher Education List in the Engagement category. Both universities are perennially listed in this category which measures how well an institution manages to inform, inspire and challenge students. Baylor University and Oral Roberts University tied for the 4th spot in this critical ranking. Abilene Christian University has been recognized among the top universities in the nation in US News & World Report’s “Learning Community” category, ranked #9. The Learning Community category is an innovative class setting where students take 2 or more linked courses together which allows for greater interaction between students and faculty. The nature of this experience allows for discussions to keep going long after the class ends. Others in the Top 10 include Yale, Duke, Princeton, and Vanderbilt.
“ACU continues to shine on the national stage through our vibrant student success programs that attract not only the best and brightest students in Texas but also from across the world,” said Phil Schubert, ACU president. “We are honored that U.S. News & World Report rankings show our peers continue to recognize the exceptional work being done by our faculty and staff who make ACU a top-choice university for so many students.”
Christian higher education continues to play a vital role in American education, for a complete list of CCCU members and schools go to this link.
The full lists of WSJ and US News & World Report rankings can be found at this link.
Information on Baylor University’s and Calvin University’s Princeton Review rankings can be found at this link.
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is a higher education association of more than 180 Christian institutions around the world. Since 1976, the CCCU has served as the leading national voice of Christian higher education. With campuses across the globe, including more than 150 in the U.S. and Canada and more than 30 from an additional 18 countries, CCCU institutions are accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities whose missions are Christ-centered and rooted in the historic Christian faith. Most also have curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. The CCCU’s mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.
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