Value, Quality Earn Fisher a Spot on U.S. News’ “Best Colleges” Feature

September 9, 2019

St. John Fisher College earned a place on the U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” feature, making the grade for its value, quality educational opportunities, and support of veterans, among other characteristics.

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For the ninth year in a row, Fisher was included among the 200 top tier institutions in the National Universities category, which assesses undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs. The College ranked No. 166 out of nearly 300 institutions.

“We are proud to once again be recognized among the nation’s best colleges and universities. The commitment of our faculty and staff, and the achievements of our students and alumni, continue to enhance the value of a Fisher education and the transformational experiences it brings,” said Dr. Gerard J. Rooney, president of the College.

Fisher also ranked No. 46 on the 2020 Best Value Schools; No. 125 in the National Universities Social Mobility category; and No. 121 on the Best Colleges for Veterans list. The School of Business undergraduate programs were ranked No. 331 out of a more than 500 national universities ranked. The College was also listed on the publication’s A-Plus Schools for B Students feature.

Fisher’s intimate campus—the student to faculty ratio is 12:1—aids students in their successful completion of their first year and beyond. Fisher’s first-to-second year retention rate is well above the national retention rate for like institutions.

A student-centered focus and emphasis on engaged classroom learning translates into consistently high pass rates on licensure exams in professional programs, while across the College, internship opportunities, experiential learning, international experiences, career services and resources, and a strong alumni network help new graduates navigate their professional careers.