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 President, Planning and Administration
Office of the President

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 17 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's Carnegie classification was changed from Masters (large) to Doctoral (R3) in February, 2016. The re-classification resulted in RMU being moved from its former US News category, Regional Universities - North, to National Universities for the 2017 edition of the US News college rankings. RMU is currently ranked 188th of the 231 universities included in this category that received a numerical ranking.  Another 67 universities in the lowest quartile of this category did not receive a published numerical ranking.