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For the third consecutive year, Daemen College has been recognized as a top institution 

of higher learning in the country in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious National Universities list. 

U.S. News & World Report also announced Daemen among its 2022 Best Graduate Schools, selecting the college’s nursing program along with those from notable institutions such as Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania. 

Daemen was selected for the 14th consecutive year as a national College of Distinction in recognition of the institution’s excellence in undergraduate higher education. 

Daemen was also chosen as a Best Value College by University Research and Review (URR) for a fourth consecutive year. Citing the college’s blend of affordability and high-quality education, the designation honors Daemen as one of fewer than 125 institutions of higher learning on the national list. 

“Daemen’s selection is a testament to its institutional strength and standing among its peers,” said Joseph Schmoke, URR founder and CEO. 

Daemen was also honored for exceptional merit by College Factual in key aspects of higher education, including: a student-to-faculty ratio (12-to-1) among the nation’s lowest, a freshman retention rate better than the national average, and graduates earning higher starting salaries—by more than $3,000 a year—than alums from peer institutions. 

And, for the 12th consecutive year, Daemen was also designated a Military Friendly® School as one of the best colleges in the country for veterans transitioning from military life to education and careers. 

“We strive to be a well-rounded institution,” said Daemen President Gary Olson, who was once again named to Buffalo Business First’s Power 250 list. “These honors for the college—ranking us among the country’s most prestigious—capture what is so special about Daemen and are a testament to our significant and continued progress on many fronts.” 

What’s more, according to a new report by the Commission on Independent Colleges & Universities in New York, Daemen College creates an economic impact in excess of $132 million each year in the state.