Pacific University Among Select Group in 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Rankings

Students listen as a professor leads classPacific University is among the upper echelon of higher education institutions in the United States, according to the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings.

Pacific is tied for 398th out of 968 college and universities nationwide. Pacific is ranked 68th in the West Region (out of 145) and seventh in Oregon (out of 14 ranked), including fifth out of eight private institutions in the state.

WSJ/THE rankings include less than one-third of all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S., and Pacific is in the 42nd percentile of those ranked.

Now in its third year, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings are generated from four pillars the publications' editors say "represent key areas in teaching excellence: resources (30 percent), engagement (20 percent), outcomes (40 percent) and environment (10 percent)."

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A total of 15 individual performance metrics are grouped into the four pillars. “The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking is a ranking of universities and colleges designed to put graduate success and student learning at its heart," the editors said. "The 15 performance indicators have been selected in order to answer the questions that matter the most when choosing a university.”

Sep. 5, 2018