September 20, 2021
Exterior shot of Father O'Connell Hall at CUA

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Catholic University among the top institutions of higher education in its latest rankings, including national universities, best value - national universities, and best undergraduate nursing program. 

Catholic University was listed as one of the top national universities, and ranked No. 136, jumping up several spots from last year. 

The University also ranked No. 83 out of 191 national universities for the best value. This is the first time the University has ranked in this category, which is determined by the academic quality and cost after accounting for total expenses and financial aid. 

The Conway School of Nursing ranked in the top six percent (No. 43 out of 694) nursing programs across the country in U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) rankings. In March 2021, U.S. News and World Report ranked the school’s graduate nursing program No. 27 of all graduate nursing programs across the U.S., shortly after being ranked No. 5 among online programs.

The University was also recognized in additional categories for best undergraduate engineering programs, undergraduate computer science programs, and social mobility (based on pell grants, graduate rates, and graduation rate performance).