SJC Named to Top Tier of ‘America’s Best Colleges’

September 08, 2009

BROOKLYN AND PATCHOGUE, NY September 9, 2009 For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked St. Josephs College as one of Americas Best Colleges by naming them to the top-tier of the "Northern Comprehensive Colleges Bachelors category for 2010. With campuses in Brooklyn and Long Island, New York, the College received a tie ranking of 17 this year.

"St. Josephs College is pleased to be recognized, once again, by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best Baccalaureate Colleges in the region, said President S. Elizabeth A. Hill, C.S.J., J.D. "Our commitment to providing an outstanding liberal arts education to a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area continues to be at the forefront of our efforts and is exhibited in the high quality of our students and our impressive retention rates.

The ranking of the "Comprehensive Colleges Bachelors category includes institutions that focus primarily on undergraduate education and offer a range of degree programs in the liberal arts disciplines and in the professional fields such as business, nursing and education. There are more than 300 comprehensive colleges-bachelors, ranked within four regions: North, South, Midwest and West. The regional groupings are derived from classifications established by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

U.S. News & World Report bases its annual rankings on graduation and retention rate, faculty resources, selectivity, faculty/student ratio and the assessment of each school from its peers. St. Josephs Colleges strong freshman retention rate helped secure the institutions spot in the top-tier, while the Colleges continuing dedication to highly personalized instruction is reflected in the 15:1 faculty-student ratio, as well as in the fact that the majority of classes have fewer than 30 students.