Rankings & Recognition

Pacific University offers rigorous undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in a supportive atmosphere to help prepare you for the next step in your journey. Pacific continuously receives national recognition for its outstanding academic offerings and support of students, both for undergraduate and graduate programs. Highlights from the 2016-2017 rankings:

US News & World Report

Pacific University once again was included in the US News & World Report’s top regional universities in the west category, ranked 22nd among 141 institutions.

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

In the inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings, Pacific University is recognized as one of the best universities in the nation based on criteria for colleges that “put student success and learning at its heart.”

Washington Monthly

Recognized for its master’s degree programs, Pacific was included in Washington Monthly’s best western rankings for top universities based on an institution’s “contribution to the public good.”

Princeton Review

Again Pacific was named one of the Best Western Colleges in the Princeton Review’s annual college guide.


Pacific is one of 600 universities across the nation selected by Forbes in its annual top colleges listing.

Master of Healthcare Administration Program

The Master of Healthcare Administration Program in Pacific’s School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership has been ranked in the Top 20 of Master of Health Care Management programs in the west by the Healthcare Management Degree Guide.

Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Pacific’s Clinical Psychology PsyD Program was ranked 10th among the top 25 doctor of psychology programs in the United States by the Online Psychology Degree Guide.

Center for College Affordability and Productivity

The Center for College Affordability and Productivity put Pacific in the Top 25 institutions with the best professors.

More Accolades

Read more about the recognitions and accolades our students and programs receive below.

Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center Recognized as a Top Facility

BestValueSchools.com has ranked Pacific University's 

Class of 2014 Member Earns Fulbright Scholarship

Catherine Prechtel of Talent, Ore., has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Award for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Associate Professor Nancy Ann Neudauer Named Fulbright Specialist Award Recipient

Pacific University associate professor Nancy Ann Neudauer has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to teach at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cape Town, South Africa.


Pacific University Recognized for Quality and Value

Pacific University has been recognized for excellence by US News & World Report, Forbes, The Princeton Review and Washington Monthly.

Washington Monthly Ranks Pacific University High Among its Peers

Washington Monthly magazine has ranked Pacific University 13th in the nation in the "master's universities" category.


Pacific Named Organization of Year by Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce has named Pacific University its 2013 Organization of the Year.

University Named to President's Community Service Honor Roll

Pacific University has been named to the

School of Professional Psychology's Robin Shallcross Receives Fulbright Specialist Award


Pacific University associate professor Robin Shallcross, PhD, ABPP, has received a Fulbright Specialist Award in conjunction with the Center for International Exchange of Scholars.

Political Science, Economics Major Sean Mills Earns Fulbright Scholarship

Sean Mills '12, a senior double majoring in political science and economics at Pacific University, has earned a Fulbright Scholarship to study and teach in India.