WSJ/Times Higher Ed Ranks Pacific Among Top Colleges
Pacific University has been ranked among the top institutions nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking 2020.
The rankings include less than one-third of all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S., and Pacific is in the 41st percentile of those ranked.
Now in its fourth year, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings are generated from four pillars: resources, engagement, outcomes, and environment. Pacific ranked particularly well in the resources category, reflecting its high investment in small class sizes and low student-faculty ratios. In the environment category, Pacific also scored high for the diversity of its student body.
In addition to common data reported by colleges and universities, the rankings also factor in survey responses from real students.
According to the rankings, about 80 percent of students said they would choose Pacific again, and the same percentage agreed that Pacific “provides an environment where you feel you are surrounded by exceptional students who inspire and motivate you.”
Overall, Pacific ranked No. 332 in the country and 62nd of 122 in the West.