UIW Lands on National “Best Colleges” List

September 13, 2022

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

Student smilingThe University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce that it has, once again, been ranked in several categories in the 2022-2023 Best Colleges list published by U.S. News and World Report. UIW ranked among the top 50 national universities promoting Social Mobility, coming in at No. 46 on the list and UIW was ranked No. 206 among national universities in the category of Undergraduate Nursing.

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 grant aid going to students with total family incomes below $20,000.

The Undergraduate Nursing program is part of the UIW Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions. The goal of the school is to provide an excellent student-centered education that will promote leadership development among students in each of the health disciplines.

In addition, this year, UIW was once again ranked among the top 300 in the Best National Universities. This is just the fourth year that UIW has been ranked on the national list, as opposed to the regional list with many other local universities, and UIW is the highest ranked local university in that national category. UIW’s improved average six-year graduation rate and the decrease in average federal student loan amount for graduates were both factors in the national ranking.

“At UIW, we are driven by our Mission to prepare students for careers that lift their lives, their families and their communities,” says Dr. Thomas M. Evans, UIW president. “Our rankings among the leading National Universities, Undergraduate Nursing programs and institutions for Social Mobility are important recognitions of our work on behalf of our students and their futures.”

The U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges list is now in its 38th year. This year the publication assessed an all-time high 1,500 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality.