Rankings and Recognition

Whether it's preparing students for their first jobs or propelling graduate and professional students to even greater heights, a Marquette education helps students reach their full potential. But don't just take our word for it.

Marquette ranks 86th in the 2016 edition of America's Best Colleges, released by U.S. News & World Report. The university is again included as an “A-plus School for B Students,” a distinction that aligns with its Catholic, Jesuit mission to graduate students who are transformed by their education, particularly first-generation college students. Also, Marquette is 71st in the High School Counselor Rankings.

In other rankings, The Princeton Review named Marquette one of the country's "Best 380 Colleges" for 2016 and included the university on the "2015 Guide to Green Colleges," elected for being environmentally aware and sustainable, specifically for students’ campus quality of life that is healthy and sustainable, and for preparing students for employment in the clean energy economy of the 21st century.

Additionally, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance listed it among its "Best Values in Private Colleges for 2014."

But a Marquette education is more than just a great value. It's about values, too. In fact, the university was the 10th higher education institution bestowed the Changemaker Campus title by the Ashoka Institute, a leader in social entrepreneurship — the practice of applying sustainable business models to solve social problems.

Other notable rankings from U.S. News & World Report*:

  • In the College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management, the real estate program was ranked ninth (2016); the supply chain management program 14th (2016); and the finance program 21st (2016). The undergraduate program was ranked 93rd (2016) and the part-time M.B.A. program 97th (2016).
  • In the Opus College of Engineering, the undergraduate program was ranked 124th (2016); the biomedical engineering program 52nd (2016); the civil engineering program 91st (2016); the electrical engineering program 123rd (2016); and the mechanical engineering program 100th (2016).
  • In the College of Health Sciences, the physical therapy program was ranked 12th (2016); the physician assistant program 40th (2016); and the speech pathology and audiology program 62nd (2013)*.
  • The Law School was ranked 105th overall (2016) and the part-time law program 17th (2016); the dispute resolution program eighth (2016); and the legal writing program 12th (2016).
  • The College of Nursing was ranked 51st (2016).

* Note that U.S. News & World Report doesn't evaluate all programs annually.

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Beyond rankings

Marquette is well-known for its commitment to the community — whether it's in Milwaukee or around the world. So much so that Honor Roll Logo the university was named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the ninth time by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The designation recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.