The University of Washington went up a few places in the U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best colleges and universities in the country, reaching 48th place among all national universities. Among public national universities, it ranked 14th.
Last year, the UW was ranked 52nd among national universities.
Washington State University, which was ranked 128th last year, fell 10 places, to 138th.
Other rankings of note for Washington colleges and universities:
- Among regional universities in the West, Gonzaga University was ranked second, Seattle University fifth, Whitworth University ninth, Pacific Lutheran University 17th, Seattle Pacific University 19th, Western Washington University 21st, Evergreen State College 31st, Central Washington University 51st and Eastern Washington University 66th. WWU was listed as the second-best regional public university in the west, while Evergreen was ranked 4th and CWU 13th. Regional universities are defined as schools that offer few, if any, doctoral programs, and that tend to draw students from their state and region.
- Among national liberal arts colleges, Whitman College ranked 37th.
- U.S. News’s list of great schools for a great price included several Washington private schools in the regional university category: Gonzaga, second; Whitworth, third; Seattle Pacific University, fourth; and Seattle University, seventh.
- In a special list of best colleges for veterans, the UW was ranked second among national universities. Among regional western universities for veterans, Pacific Lutheran University ranked fourth, Evergreen State College ranked 11th, St. Martin’s University ranked 15th and Eastern Washington University ranked 21st. The list includes schools that are members of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium, are certified for the GI Bill, and that charge in-state tuition to veterans applying from out-of-state.