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Delaware colleges improve national rankings

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Delaware colleges have all seen their rankings improve in the U.S. News & World Report. | DBT PHOTO BY JACOB OWENS

Delaware State University (DSU), Goldey-Beacom College (GBC), and the University of Delaware (UD) have all seen their rankings improve in the latest U.S. News & World Report.

Delaware State University has held its position as a leading Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings. DSU ranks as the #3 Public HBCU for the ninth consecutive year and holds the #9 spot among all HBCUs, sharing this rank with Claflin University.

“This year’s ranking demonstrates our continued commitment to excellence in academic programming and student support services. I am proud of the work of our faculty and staff who continue to place the success of our students as their number 1 priority,” DSU Provost & Chief Academic Officer Dr. Saundra DeLauder said. “We will continue to strive to become the most substantively diverse, contemporary and unapologetically HBCU in the country.”

Goldey-Beacom College has risen in the U.S. News & World Report’s Regional University-North category. Following the school’s reclassification as a Master’s Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs by Carnegie Classifications in 2022, it became eligible for inclusion in the rankings last year. In its inaugural year, the college occupied the lower tier of colleges, ranging between #133 and #172, as there was no historical data available for benchmarking.

In the latest rankings, GBC has ascended to the #123 position, sharing this rank with Felician University, Holy Family University, and Neumann University.

“Understandably, most college administrators in places such as Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont know little to nothing of Goldey-Beacom College, and their ‘don’t know’ responses serve to suppress the College’s score in this category, once again reinforcing the College’s perennial recognition as a Hidden Gem —great colleges you’ve never heard of,” GBC President Colleen Perry Keith said.

University of Delaware has improved its ranking in the U.S. News & World Report, moving up 13 spots to #76 among the best overall universities in the nation. Additionally, UD now holds the #36 position among top public national universities, a two-spot increase from last year.

“The University is proud of the transformative and enduring impact it makes on the world through education, research and engagement with our community. These most recent high-profile rankings recognize the dedication and hard work of our amazing faculty and staff to provide a world-class experience to our students,” President Dennis Assanis said. “We are inspired to continue striving for even greater levels of excellence.”

For more information, read the full report here.


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