Westminster Ranked Top Regional University, School for Vets, Best Value by USNEWS

Westminster Students Making Ws with Their Hands

Sep 12, 2017

College ranked No. 19 best regional university in the West

SALT LAKE CITY –, Westminster has been ranked a top university by U.S. News & World Report for the 23rd year in a row. For 2018, the college was ranked in the “Best Regional University – West” category (No. 19), “Great Schools, Great Prices” (No. 8), “Best College for Veterans” (No. 12) and an “A+ School for B Students.”

The college moved up in both the “Best Regional University” category from No. 20 to 19, and “Great Schools, Great Prices” from No. 14 to 8.

“We are very pleased to consistently be recognized by U.S. NEWS, not only as a first-class institution, but as one of the best value colleges in our entire region,” said Stephen Morgan, Westminster president. “Westminster continues to receive accolades across the board for our commitment to our students, and I think it speaks volumes that our students and graduates consider their college education a meaningful investment.”

For the third consecutive year, Westminster was included as a Best College for Veterans.

“Initiatives like our Center for Veteran and Military Services allow us to maintain a strong commitment to our students who have served their country, and we are very pleased to be recognized as a great college for veterans,” Morgan added. “We look forward to continuing our efforts to serve and support our student vets.”

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on several key measures of quality including: assessment of excellence (22.5%), graduation and retention rates (22.5%), faculty resources (20%), student selectivity (12.5%), financial resources (10%), graduate rate performance (7.5%) and alumni giving (5%). Colleges are then ranked in their specific category (National Universities, National Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities and Regional Colleges) by their total weighted score.

For more information on U.S. NEWS’s 2018 Best Colleges, visit usnews.com/colleges.

Media Contacts

Arikka Vonavon@westminstercollege.edu801.832.2682

About Westminster

Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

Additional Resources