U.S. News ranks TWU among nation’s best for social mobility

Sept. 18, 2023 ― DENTON ― U.S. News & World Report ranked Texas Woman’s among the nation’s best for social mobility, and named the university to the publication’s “Best National University” and “Top Public Schools” lists.

Additionally, U.S. News recognized Texas Woman’s undergraduate nursing and psychology programs as being among te nation’s best.

The rankings were made public today in the publication’s 2024 “Best Colleges” guide, which reviewed more than 1,500 four-year U.S. colleges and universities for inclusion in the annual rankings edition.

In the social mobility category, U.S. News listed Texas Woman’s 58th out of 434, or top 13%, among institutions that were ranked. Texas Woman’s tied for eighth in that category among 34 Texas institutions named to the list.

The social mobility ranking considers an institution’s ability to enroll and graduate large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded Pell Grants as well as the graduation rates of first-generation students.

Texas Woman’s also made the publication’s list of 227 “Top Public Schools,” placing 14th out of 22 Texas institutions that were ranked, and was 21st out of 34 Texas colleges and universities that were named to the “Best National University” list.

Among factors considered for inclusion on those lists were measures reflecting academic quality, graduate outcomes, campus culture, strength in specific majors and financial aid offered.

Additionally, U.S. News ranked TWU’s undergraduate nursing program (BSN) 67th out of 656 nationally ― and eighth out of 37 in Texas. The undergraduate psychology program was ranked 234th nationally.

Earlier this month, Texas Woman’s was named among the nation’s “best colleges” in lists prepared by the Wall Street Journal and Forbes, two national publications that focus on financial news.

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Matt Flores
Assistant Vice President, University Communications

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