Where do Utah colleges, universities rank in U.S. News 2019 college rankings?

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  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Sept. 14, 2018 3:16 p.m.

    I like analysis of post graduate performance as a metric. Acceptance to grad school, law and med schools, initial post graduate income are useful if that's what you want to do. But for science and engineering, it is usual to compare publications, etc. for faculty quality. Yet as a guy who spent 6 years in grad school, I can attest that the best researchers are often terrible teachers. But a terrible lecturer may be a brilliant committee member for grad students.

    I attended BYU (1 year), Washington (BA and MS), and Oregon State (Ph.D.). I had a Post Doc back at Washington, worked in a forest research lab and became a professor at Yale. My schools were good for what I wanted to do.

    So, where you go depends on what you want to do. My take: hundreds of schools are good in something. That should influence your choice. These little rankings might be good for getting that first job. Otherwise, most schools in the US are pretty good. They all teach; it is up to the student to maximize the value of the education.

  • Caddis Terry, MT
    Sept. 14, 2018 6:35 a.m.

    @ Thomas Jefferson,
    Google, “How U S News calculated the 2019 best colleges.”

  • Thomas Jefferson Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 11, 2018 11:42 a.m.

    These 'rankings', be they college, city, or whatever, are silly, arbitrary, and mostly a baseless way to get a few clicks*...and it worked. I clicked.

    *Formerly known as 'sell a few magazines'.

  • Cougarista Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 11, 2018 9:22 a.m.

    Of the top 500 universities in the US, the Wall Street Journal ranked BYU 135 although their outcome of graduation and starting salaries ranked 46, UofU was 187th and Westminster was further down. No other Utah universities were listed.

  • Ricardo Carvalho Provo, UT
    Sept. 10, 2018 9:27 p.m.

    It is also helpful to note that schools that are open admission tend not to be included in most rankings.

  • Minnesota Ute Bloomington, MN
    Sept. 10, 2018 3:16 p.m.

    @Enough is enough! - Saint George, UT
    Sept. 10, 2018 2:57 p.m.

    It makes one wonder why Utah and Colorado were invited into the PAC 12. We all know the answer and it isn't for academic prowess.

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    Could it be because they're God's chosen people?

  • Eddie Would Go , 00
    Sept. 10, 2018 2:59 p.m.

    Matlas,

    Do you think that the University of Utah or BYU is the outlier when it comes to tuition costs?

  • Enough is enough! Saint George, UT
    Sept. 10, 2018 2:57 p.m.

    It makes one wonder why Utah and Colorado were invited into the PAC 12. We all know the answer and it isn't for academic prowess.

  • Matlas Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 10, 2018 2:35 p.m.

    @ute alumni - there's more to college than sports...and it looks like the U was #110 last year, clearly that's not 'moving up.'

    As for the U, I'm just not sure what they're doing on the hill. Double the ranking of BYU and double the tuition, the math doesn't add up.

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    Sept. 10, 2018 12:00 p.m.

    My High School is ranked higher than Weber St

  • TMR Pasadena, CA
    Sept. 10, 2018 11:44 a.m.

    It is always fun to see the excitement and angst these rankings generate. It is also useful to give a gentle reminder that while local news sources generally focus on the US News ranking, there are other ranking services that are just as reputable if not more so, including Time Higher Education, QS, etc. The results can be very different depending on the ranking service criteria.

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 10, 2018 11:31 a.m.

    Hey wait a minute before the celebration begins, BYU is not in PAC 12. Doesn’t that count for something? Go 119. We’re moving up.