INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH

Actuarial Science - Assessment Results
Alumni Survey Results
Assessments & Measures - Strategic Plan
Compliance With Established Standards
Financial Audits and Other Third-Party Examinations
Job Placement Rates
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
NCLEX-RN Results - Nursing
Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI)
Nuclear Medicine - Certification Examination Results
PRAXIS - Teacher Certification Results
Student Retention & Graduation Rates
U-CAN
University Accreditations
US News College Ranking

For More Information, Contact:

David R. Majka, Ed.D.
Vice Provost for Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance

majka@rmu.edu
412-397-5443 phone
412-397-6847 fax
Patrick Henry 311
Moon Campus

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US News College Rankings

RMU has long used its US News ranking as a general quality indicator.  The University pays careful attention to annual changes in its ranking and has devoted considerable study to the 16 individual components that are used to compute its overall ranking.  The rankings are not without controversy in academic circles but RMU believes that the rankings, in addition to the results of other assessment programs, provide a useful general indicator of whether institutional improvement is indeed being attained.

RMU is currently ranked 96th of the 138 ranked colleges and universities that are included in the Regional Universities – North category.  Another 43 colleges in the lowest quartile of this category do not receive a published numerical ranking.

Here is RMU’s recent US News ranking history.  The years below refer to the edition of the US Rankings in which the ranking data were published:


RMU 2011 RMU 2012 RMU 2013 RMU 2014 RMU 2015 2011-2015 Change
Final Overall RMU Rank in Regional Universities-North 93 82 70 85  96  -3
RMU Peer Assessment Score 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.7  2.6  -0.1