Delaware State University and the University of Delaware received high marks from U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings.
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DSU moved up to 12thin the annual rankings of public and private Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs).
Among public HBCUs, the university is the 4thhighest ranked, trailing only North Carolina A&T University (tied for No. 7), Florida A&M University (No. 9) and North Carolina Central University (No. 10). Behind Delaware State University among public institutions is Morgan State University (which is ranked 14thoverall).
Last year, DSU ranked 13th.
The University of Delaware continues to be one of the top-ranked public universities in the nation, tying this year at38th among national public universities. UD tied at #89 among both private and public national universities. In addition, UD is also listed:
- 53rd in best colleges for veterans;
- 87th among the best undergraduate business programs
- 87th in ranking by high school guidance counselors from public, private and parochial high schools in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
- The university ranks ninth in chemical engineering.
Delaware State University President Dr. Wilma Mishoe said the university’s continued elevation in the HBCU rankings means the institution is moving in the right direction.
“While being ranked 12this very respectable, we firmly believe Delaware State University’s best is yet to come,” Mishoe said. “As we strive for and achieve higher levels of excellence, our continued future rise in the ranking will be just one of many positive results of our earnest efforts here at Delaware State University.”
“While we are pleased to see our University once again recognized among the top 100 byU.S. News and World Report, our primary focus at the University of Delawareis to build lasting academic excellence and impact on our society,” said UD President Dennis Assanis. “We are focused on student success through world-class scholarship, research and service across the entire university. We want our students to have an excellent experience while here on campus, and also to prepare them for robust and productive careers beyond graduation. Several initiatives are currently underway at UD to enhance accessibility, affordability and diversity for all of our students.”
Assanis continued, “We are so inspired by what the future has to offer as UD continues to emerge as a powerhouse of innovation and entrepreneurship, economic development and global impact.”
College and university rankings have come under scrutiny after a scandal regarding information submitted by Philadelphia’s Temple University school of business program.
Institutions have been less aggressive in promoting ratings and are instead emphasizing community service and other areas.
The rankings also give alumni bragging rights and aid fund-raising efforts, especially when universities move up on lists.