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 September 12 recognized Vaughn in its 2022 survey of the best colleges in the regional North. The rankings serve as a guide for prospective students and their families, evaluating 1,500 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality.
“Our vision: ‘To change the world, one student at a time, with a transformational education that provides a lifetime of learning,’ is our constant guide to providing students with a quality education that prepares them for a professional life of success,” said Vaughn College President Dr. Sharon B. DeVivo. “The top ranking in this category for multiple years is evidence of our continued success.”
Vaughn was also ranked in the top 20 institutions for “Social Mobility” in the regional North category. This ranking reinforces the findings of a 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 in income levels to the top.
The engineering program at Vaughn continues to move up in the rankings, and the College is recognized for the first time in the top engineering category at 151.
“It is incredibly gratifying for us to make the top engineering college list. Our faculty work extremely hard to build on our successful engineering and technology foundation, which includes a mechatronic engineering degree, one of only four ABET-accredited mechatronic programs in the country, and we recently added a new degree in computer engineering. With four engineering degrees and many programs focused on career pathways, we are keenly focused on graduates’ success,” said DeVivo.
Vaughn was also ranked number one for the highest ethnic diversity in the region and one of the top for economic diversity of students.
U.S. News & World Report began its annual rankings of American colleges and universities in 1983. To calculate the rankings, U.S. News focuses on academic quality and emphasizes outcome measures – including graduation rates, retention rates, graduate indebtedness, and social mobility. Outcomes are the most highly weighted ranking factor, contributing 40% to each school’s overall score. See the entire U.S. News & World Report ranking online here.