U.S. News & World Report has named Quinnipiac University as the “top up-and-coming university in the North Region,” in its 2014 edition of Best Colleges, which was released today. This marks the second consecutive year that U.S. News has bestowed the honor on Quinnipiac.
“This recognition reflects the collaboration of the full Quinnipiac University community in accepting responsibility for student development and learning,” said Mark Thompson, executive vice president and provost at Quinnipiac. “Quinnipiac’s 2012 career placement success rate of 96 percent also demonstrates the results of student-centered, innovative changes that are generated through our commitment to learning opportunities in the major, in the university core curriculum and through co- and extra-curricular activities. Our students are at the center of every decision we make at Quinnipiac, as we work together to prepare our graduates across the breadth of majors and student experiences.”
The college administrators surveyed in the spring of 2013 for the 2014 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings were asked to nominate institutions that they think have recently made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities. Quinnipiac was cited most often by college presidents, provosts and admissions deans who were asked to identify up to 10 up-and-coming schools in the North Region.
This latest accolade comes during a time of tremendous growth at Quinnipiac. Last month, the university welcomed its inaugural class at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, which is housed in the $100 million Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the university’s North Haven Campus. The university also began a new master of social work program this fall.