Marquette is well-known for its commitment to the community — whether it's in Milwaukee or around the world. So much so that the university was one of five universities selected for the 2016 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award by The Washington Center in Washington, D.C.
Rankings and Recognition
Whether it's preparing students for their first jobs or propelling graduate and professional students to even greater heights, a Marquette education helps students reach their full potential. But don't just take our word for it.
Marquette ranks 90th in the 2018 edition of America's Best Colleges, released by U.S. News & World Report. The university is also ranked 54th in Best Value Schools, which takes into account a school's academic quality and the net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. We are proud that our students are getting a great value for their significant investment. Marquette is again included as an “A-plus School for B Students,” a distinction that aligns with its Catholic, Jesuit mission to graduate students who are transformed by their education, particularly first-generation college students. Also, Marquette is ranked 62nd in the High School Counselor rankings and 52nd in Best Colleges for Veterans.
In other rankings, The Princeton Review named Marquette one of the country's "Best 382 Colleges" for 2018 and included the university on its top-20 list of colleges with "Students Most Engaged in Community Service."
Additionally, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance listed it among its "Best Values in Private Colleges" for 2018.
But a Marquette education is more than just a great value. It's about values, too. In fact, the university was the 10th higher education institution bestowed the Changemaker Campus title by the Ashoka Institute, a leader in social entrepreneurship — the practice of applying sustainable business models to solve social problems.
Other notable rankings from U.S. News & World Report*:
- In the College of Business Administration, the real estate program was ranked ninth (2018); the supply chain management program 14th (2018); and the finance program 24th (2018). In the Graduate School of Management, the executive MBA program was ranked 13th (2019); the part-time MBA program was ranked 70th (2019); the accounting program was ranked 19th (2019); and the supply chain management program was 17th (2018).
- In the Opus College of Engineering, the undergraduate program was ranked 110th (2018.) Its overall ranking for graduate programs was 127th (2019), with the following graduate programs individually ranked (2019): Biomedical engineering was 59th; environmental engineering was 69th; civil engineering was 107th; mechanical engineering was 110th; and electrical engineering was 138th.
- In the College of Health Sciences, the physical therapy program was ranked 15th (2016); the physician assistant program 40th (2016); and the speech pathology and audiology program 69th (2016).
- The Law School was ranked 95th overall (2019). The dispute resolution program was ranked 6th (2019); the part-time law studies program was ranked 26th (2019); and the legal writing program was ranked 11th (2019).
- The College of Nursing graduate program was ranked 82nd (2019); its doctor of nursing practice program was ranked 66th (2019); and the nurse-midwifery program was 20th (2016).
- The College of Education's graduate program was ranked 75th (2019).
- The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences graduate biology program was ranked 213rd (2019); and the graduate chemistry program was ranked 145th (2019).
- The online master of science in computing program was ranked 18th (2018).
* Note that U.S. News & World Report doesn't evaluate all programs annually.