IRVINE, Calif. (September 12, 2017)—Concordia University Irvine (CUI) remained 41st place in the Best Colleges 2018 report according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings released today.
About 3,000 four-year universities—public and private—in the United States are ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report nationally. Regional Universities include Gallaudet University, Rutgers University, Berry College, Creighton University, and the University of Michigan. Rankings are split into four regions—North, South, Midwest, and West.
More than 10 factors determine rankings which include graduation rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving. Best Regional Universities offer a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with some Ph.D. programs. U.S. News & World Report has been ranking colleges and universities across the United States for over 30 years.
About Concordia University Irvine
Concordia University Irvine (CUI) is a non-profit Lutheran Christian liberal arts four-year university that prepares students for their vocations—their calling in life. Concordia offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in education, nursing, theology, business, and athletic administration. CUI’s undergraduate program is distinctive because of its nationally recognized core curriculum, Enduring Questions & Ideas, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out the theology of "Grace Alone. Faith Alone." Concordia is a U.S. News Top Tier Regional University and has been named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the fastest growing private nonprofit master's institutions. The university is part of the Concordia University System, the second largest education ministry system in the United States just behind the Catholic Church. The NCAA DII private university enrolls over 4,000 students annually.