UIW Lands on National “Best Colleges” List

September 13, 2021

U.S. News and World Report Out with Annual Rankings

University of the Incarnate WordSan Antonio – The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce that it has been ranked in several categories in the 2022 Best Colleges list published by U.S. News and World Report. UIW ranked No. 263 on the Best Colleges National list, up nine spots from last year. UIW is the highest ranked local university on the national list. This is just the third year that UIW has been ranked on the national list as opposed to the regional list with many other local universities.

UIW also ranked at No. 41 in Social Mobility, up three spots from last year, and, for the first time, the publication ranked Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs where UIW came in at No. 183 among national universities.

“The acknowledgement from U.S. News and World Report underscores the work we are doing in service to our students, our Mission and our community,” says Dr. Thomas M. Evans, UIW president. “Lifting the lives of our students and providing social mobility are central to our Vision for UIW. Additionally, we are exceedingly proud of our efforts to respond to the nation’s growing healthcare needs by preparing highly trained and compassionate nursing professionals ready to make a difference.”

The Social Mobility category measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants. Students receiving these grants demonstrate the greatest financial need and typically come from households whose family incomes are less than $50,000 annually, with most money going to students with total family incomes below $20,000.

The U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges list is now in it’s 37th year. This year the publication assessed 1,466 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality.