The nationally-recognized rankings, made available Wednesday, placed
HSU as #34 among the more than 120 best regional universities in the
West. HSU ranked #35 last year and #37 in 2013, in the same category.
“We are humbled and gratified to again be considered as one of the
best regional universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report,”
said HSU President Dr. Lanny Hall. “I believe this ranking reflects our
continued commitment to quality, affordable Christian education which
strives to prepare students for both their career and life.”
According to the guide, the rankings evaluate colleges and
universities based on up to 16 indicators of academic excellence
including: peer assessment scores, freshmen retention, graduation rates,
class size, student-to-faculty ratio, SAT and ACT entrance scores,
acceptance rates, and percentage of freshman from the top 25% of their
high school class.
As a part of their rankings, U.S. News and World Reports considered
more than 1,600 accredited four-year schools nationwide. HSU’s ranking
was considered alongside many other larger schools in the Regional
Universities category which includes institutions that offer a full
range of undergraduate and master's programs with a few doctoral
For more information and a full list of rankings, please visit www.usnews.com.