For the twelfth year in a row, Vaughn College has been ranked among the top colleges. The U.S. News & World Report survey results released on Monday, September 13 recognized Vaughn in its 2022 survey of the best colleges in the regional North.
“While we are pleased to once again receive the achievement of a top ranking in this category, our focus during the pandemic has remained on caring for the needs of our students and supporting them in every way possible,” said Vaughn College President Dr. Sharon B. DeVivo. “We are deeply committed to our vision: To change the world, one student at a time with a transformational education that provides a lifetime of learning, and that is how we measure our success.”
Vaughn was also ranked in the top 15 institutions for “Social Mobility” in the regional North category. This ranking reinforces the findings of a recent study by The Equality of Opportunity Project, reported in The New York Times, recognizing Vaughn as the number one institution in the country in economic mobility—the best at moving students from the bottom income levels to the top.
U.S. News & World Report began its annual rankings of American colleges and universities in 1983. As in years past, it used more than a dozen indicators to score its 2022 choices, including undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, graduation rates, freshman retention rates and alumni giving. Rankings were based on a weighted evaluation of all categories.
Further evidence of Vaughn graduates’ success is the current career placement rate of 99 percent employed, 89 percent in their field of study, or continuing their education within one year of graduation.
Founded in 1932, Vaughn College is a private, nonprofit four-year college that enrolls more than 1,500 students in master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree programs in engineering, technology, management and aviation on its main campus in New York City and online. The student-faculty ratio of 14 to 1 ensures a highly personalized learning environment. Ninety-nine percent of Vaughn College graduates, 83 percent in their field of study, are placed in professional positions or choose to continue their education within one year of graduation. The institution serves many first-generation college students and is recognized by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. In a study conducted by The Equality of Opportunity Project, and reported in The New York Times, Vaughn was ranked number one in upward mobility nationwide.