Bradley Named Among Nation's Best for Student Engagement

September 18, 2020

Bradley University is once again the top-ranked private school in Illinois and in the top 25 nationally among private institutions for student engagement. These high marks were just published in the fifth annual Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) 2021 College Rankings.

"In the midst of an incredibly challenging and often isolating time in the world, this ranking is a great reminder of what makes Bradley so special," said Provost Walter Zakahi. "Student engagement is at the heart of our vision and core values as an institution. Our faculty, staff and students are currently having to become more creative than ever as to how to keep that engagement afloat this year. I am personally so proud of the adaptability and positive attitude they have displayed."

The WSJ/THE surveyed over 170,000 current students based on 15 factors in four main categories (outcomes, engagement, resources and environment) to develop their rankings. Using additional data from government and other sources, the survey’s focus is to determine how well colleges prepare students for life after graduation. The full rankings are available at the WSJ; this is a subscription site.

Just earlier this week, U.S. News & World Report ranked Bradley best in the state in numerous categories. You can view that announcement here.

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