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Fisher Earns Spots on Two National Rankings

September 23, 2021

For the sixth consecutive year, St. John Fisher College has been named among the top 325 colleges and universities in the nation, according to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.

Aerial view of St. John Fisher University's campus in the fall.

The publications produce a joint ranking each year, assessing four performance pillars: outcomes, resources, engagement, and environment.

For the publications’ 2022 College Rankings, Fisher placed No. 320 out of nearly 800 institutions nationally, with outcomes being the College’s strongest pillar.

A full list of the rankings can now be found on the Wall Street Journal’s website with a subscription, and is available open access on the Times Higher Education’s website.

Fisher was also recognized among “America’s Top Colleges” in an annual report published by Forbes.com. The report, which Forbes suspended in 2020 to reassess its methodology, ranks undergraduate institutions based on variables including student satisfaction and academic success, graduation rates, and alumni earnings. This year, the publication also evaluated institutions based on the percentage of students who receive Pell Grants, which Forbes notes is an indicator of a college’s financial accessibility to low-income applicants.

Fisher ranked No. 563 in the national rankings; and also ranked in several other Forbes Top Colleges sub-lists, including Best Private Colleges (No. 300), Best Research Universities (No. 269), and Best Colleges in the Northeast (No. 199).