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For the second consecutive year, Daemen College has been ranked nationally in the prestigious Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, which focus on student success and learning.

This annual list includes 1,054 institutions from across the U.S. Rankings and is based on four key performance areas; resources (30 percent), engagement (20 percent), outcomes (40 percent), and environment (10 percent).

Based on these four main pillars, Daemen was strongest in the area of engagement, making it the second time the college has ranked high for effectively engaging with students. Specific measures used to assess this include: interaction with teachers and students, students feeling engaged with the college, whether students would recommend the institution to a friend, and the number of accredited programs.

According to WSJ/THE, “This is a pioneering ranking of U.S. colleges and universities that puts student success and learning at its heart. The ranking includes clear performance indicators designed to answer the questions that matter most to students and their families when making the most important decisions of their lives — who to trust with their education.”

In other recent distinctions:

  • Daemen has been named by Best Value Schools as one of the “50 Best Value Colleges and Universities in New York,” making it the only private college in the Buffalo Niagara region included on the list.
  • The college’s nursing programs have been named to the “10 Best Colleges for Nursing Majors in New York” list released by Zippia, an online resource for exploring career options.
  • The Master of Social Work Program, which is the only MSW degree offered at a private institution in Western New York, has earned accreditation from the prestigious Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the national accrediting agency in the field of social work.
  • The Physical Therapy Program has received reaccreditation from the prestigious Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), a distinction the program has held continuously for 40 years.