Fisher Celebrates a Decade as a U.S. News “Best College”

September 14, 2020

For the tenth year in a row, St. John Fisher College has earned a place on the U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” feature.

Seal: US News Best Colleges National Universities 2021

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. 176 out of nearly 300 institutions.

“We are proud of this decade’s worth of recognition from U.S. News and World Report,” said Dr. Gerard J. Rooney, president of the College. “To consistently be ranked among America’s best higher education institutions is a testament to the rich learning environment our faculty and staff create for our students, and the personal and professional successes of our alumni.”

Fisher also ranked No. 44 on the 2020 Best Value Schools; No. 90 in the National Universities Social Mobility category; and No. 128 on the Best Colleges for Veterans list. The School of Business undergraduate programs were ranked No. 308 out of a more than 500 national universities ranked.

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.