Drexel University jumped 10 places to 74th on the list of 968 colleges and universities in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings. Even better, when you take out public universities and private liberal arts colleges, our ranking among private universities was 36th.

The WSJ/THE ranking is unique in that in addition to using publicly available data for factors such as graduation rates and graduate employment, it also surveyed 189,000 current U.S. students across all ranked colleges to gather information about student satisfaction, engagement with learning, career impact and perceived value.

Drexel’s strong showing is a result of the many improvements we have made recently in the quality of our teaching and experiential learning, as well as in attracting and retaining outstanding students. The WSJ/THE’s student-focused ranking also demonstrates the critical value of the Drexel Co-op, which provides students the real-world work experience that employers value.