PITTSBURGH, PA: Chatham University was once again ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Reports in their annual Best Colleges edition, earning the highest ranking among western Pennsylvania institutions in the “Regional Universities – North” category for 2015.
This year’s 30th edition of Best Colleges includes data on nearly 1,800 colleges and universities. Eligible schools are ranked on up to 16 measures of academic excellence, including graduation rates, selectivity and freshmen retention.
Like National Universities, Regional Universities offer a full range of undergraduate programs and provide graduate education at the master’s level. The 620 Regional Universities are ranked by geographic regions and consist of 262 public, 346 private and 12 for-profit institutions.
The U.S. News Ranking follows the recent selection of Chatham as the 20th “greenest” university in the country by Sierra Magazine. The alma mater of environmental icon and author, Rachel Carson, Chatham has made deep institutional commitments to sustainability—including the creation of the first campus in the world built for the study of sustainability, Eden Hall Campus—and earned numerous accolades and awards for its efforts. Chatham has also been ranked in the U.S. News & World Reports Best Grad School Rankings for its in-demand and high-quality graduate physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy and nursing programs.
U.S. News publishes the rankings in its college guidebook, “Best Colleges 2015,” available for purchase at newsstands and on its website.
About Chatham University
Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa., has a long history of commitment to global understanding, women’s leadership and the environment. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson, and is recognized today as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected for The Princeton Review’s Green College Guide listing four years in a row, named to Sierra magazines list of top 20 “cool schools” and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places “contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for green living. “Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opens in 2014 the world’s first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus.
Now fully coed, Chatham works to prepare its 2,000+ undergraduate and graduate students in the fields driving tomorrow’s economy–sustainability, health sciences, business and communication, and the arts and sciences.