Daemen College has been named among the nation’s best universities in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings, making this the first-time that Daemen has been included on the national universities list.e college is one of only three institutions in the Buffalo Niagara region named to the national universities list.

Daemen is also ranked No. 56 (tied) among national universities in the new social mobility category, a listing that measures how well schools graduate students who have received federal Pell Grants. In another category, U.S. News lists Daemen as an A+ plus school for B students, which is based on the college’s performance in the 2020 rankings and the average freshman retention rate.

Categories for U.S. News college rankings are related to those used by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In an update this year to the Carnegie Classification system, Daemen was elevated to doctoral status, a change that moved the college into the national universities category in the U.S. News rankings.

In other recent distinctions:

  • Daemen has been selected for the 12th consecutive year as a national College of Distinction in recognition of the institution’s excellence in undergraduate higher education. is is also the third year the college has earned special program recognition in business, education, and nursing for Daemen’s blending of the liberal arts education, program-specific training, and opportunities for real-world application.
  • For the fourth consecutive year, Daemen has been included in the prestigious Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Rankings, which is based on student success and learning. e rankings explore four key performance areas: resources, engagement, outcomes, and environment. Daemen was strongest in engagement, marking the third time the college has excelled in this pillar.