Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021
Rider continues to receive strong rankings for academics and more
Rider continues to earn strong rankings with the release of the 2022 The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking. Out of the 20 institutions ranked in New Jersey, Rider ranked eighth. Rider also earned a spot among the top 300 institutions in the U.S. and in the top half of colleges in the Northeast region.
These rankings join a number of recent ones, all recognizing the strength of a Rider education. The Princeton Review named Rider one of 387 best colleges and a best northeastern college. The University also improved 11 spots on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best regional universities in the North, now ranked No. 27. Rider was also ranked No. 28 for "Best Value Schools" and No. 107 for "Top Performers on Social Mobility" for regional universities. Rider also made the national list for "Best Undergraduate Business Programs."
"These rankings clearly demonstrate Rider's commitment to student success," says Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs DonnaJean Fredeen, Ph.D. "Rider's emphasis on a rich academic experience and engaged learning outside the classroom continually earns Rider a spot among the best institutions in the country."
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking focus on ranking universities and colleges based on graduate success and student learning. The rankings use 15 individual performance metrics, grouped into four pillars: resources, engagement, outcomes and environment. Approximately 20% of the rankings are derived from the annual Times Higher Education U.S. Student Survey, which includes data from more than 170,000 current U.S. students across all ranked colleges.
Rider provides students the freedom to explore their passions and interests with more than 100 majors and minors. With the launch of the Engaged Learning Program in 2017, Rider students are able to actualize what every graduate of the University knows to be true — the best way to learn is by doing.