UC Davis Still Shines at No. 5 Among Top Public Universities in WSJ/THE Rankings

The University of California, Davis, maintains its top-five ranking among public universities in the nation, according to the 2022 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, released today (Sept. 21).

The rankings evaluated more than 800 universities on 15 factors across four main categories:

  • student outcomes (40%), including graduates’ salaries and debt
  • academic resources (30%), including how much the college spends on teaching
  • student engagement (20%), including interaction with teachers and students
  • learning environment (10%), including efforts to attract a diverse student body and faculty

The rankings add to the recognition received in recent weeks.

Released Sept. 13, the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for 2022 put UC Davis among the top 10 public universities in the country and highlights the social mobility the campus offers students. UC Davis is in the 10th position among public universities (tied with the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Texas at Austin and the College of William & Mary in Virginia) for best national universities in the United States.   

In five other recent rankings, the campus has stood out among universities around the world and public universities in the United States, and it has been recognized for the good it does — including the social mobility it provides for its students.

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