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UDM Ranked Again in Top Tier of U.S.News & World Report

September 09, 2014

For the 14th consecutive year, University of Detroit Mercy is listed in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” rankings. UDM was also featured this year in the publication’s “A-Plus Schools for B Students” category.

U.S.News Best Colleges 2015 badge

In addition to the University’s overall ranking, six UDM programs were also recognized. The Nurse Anesthesia program ranked #11; the Nursing program ranked #265; the Physician Assistant program ranked #54; the Clinical Psychology program ranked #171; the Engineering program ranked #104; and the College of Business Administration’s Management program ranked 14th in the nation.

U.S. News & World Report annually analyzes more than 1,800 four-year colleges and universities around the United States based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

“We are honored to be recognized again by U.S. News as one of America’s leading Midwest universities,” said University of Detroit Mercy President Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D.

“This important designation is a compliment to our faculty and staff, who provide an excellent undergraduate and graduate education to our students, who will be transformational leaders in their professions and communities,” he added. “In many of our more than 115 academic programs, our students excel in their studies and many perform higher than average on national licensing or certification exams. Moreover, approximately 88 percent of our graduates have jobs or are continuing their education within six months of graduation.”

Since 1877, the University has offered students a values-centered and student-focused approach to learning, empowering students to develop intellectually, professionally, personally, spiritually, ethically and socially. As a University firmly grounded in the Catholic traditions of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and the Sisters of Mercy, UDM’s commitment to a holistic approach to teaching, learning and service is evident inside and outside of the classroom.

UDM’s academic programs are offered through seven colleges and schools: School of Architecture, College of Business Administration, School of Dentistry, College of Engineering & Science, College of Health Professions/McAuley School of Nursing, School of Law and College of Liberal Arts & Education.

The U.S. News rankings are based on factors related to academic quality, such as peer assessment, student selectivity, graduation and retention rates, resources, faculty, and average class size.

The U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” 2015 edition guidebook will be available on newsstands and at, on Sept. 23.

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