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 75th in the 2014 edition of America's Best Colleges, released by U.S. News & World Report. The university is one of only 50 universities recognized in the "Best Value Schools" category, which relates a school’s academic quality to the 2012–13 net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid. Also, Marquette was named among the "Best Colleges for Veterans." These are the top-ranked schools in the Best Colleges rankings that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active service members apply, pay for and complete their degrees.

In other rankings, The Princeton Review named Marquette one of the country's "Best 379 Colleges" and included the university as one of seven Wisconsin institutions of higher education on the "2014 Guide to 322 Green Colleges," produced in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council.

Additionally, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance listed it among its "Best Values in Private Colleges for 2014."

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 and Graduate School of Management, the part-time M.B.A. program was ranked 77th (2015); the program in accounting 25th (2015); the graduate international business program 22nd (2013)*; the executive M.B.A. program 15th (2013)*; the undergraduate program 87th (2013)*; the program in supply chain management 16th (2013)*; the program in finance 17th (2013)*; and the entrepreneurship program 24th (2012)*.
  • In the Law School, the part-time law program was ranked 16th (2015); dispute resolution program seventh (2015); and legal writing program 22nd (2012)*.
  • In the College of Health Sciences, the physical therapy program was ranked 12th (2013)*; speech pathology and audiology 62nd (2013)*; and the physician assistant program 42nd (2012)*.
  • In the College of Engineering for 2013*, the graduate biomedical engineering program was ranked 51st and the graduate civil engineering program was ranked 99th.
  • In the College of Nursing for 2012*, the graduate program was ranked 44th and nursing-midwifery 19th.

* Note that U.S. News & World Report doesn't evaluate all programs annually.

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Beyond rankings

Marquette is well-known for its commitment to the community — whether it's in Milwaukee or around the world. So much so that Honor Roll Logo the university was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The designation recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.