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 86th in the 2017 edition of America's Best Colleges, released by U.S. News & World Report. The university is also ranked 50th 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 67th in the High School Counselor rankings and 53rd in Best Colleges for Veterans.

In other rankings, The Princeton Review named Marquette one of the country's "Best 381 Colleges" for 2017 and included the university on the "2016 Guide to Green Colleges," elected for being environmentally aware and sustainable, specifically for students’ campus quality of life that is healthy and sustainable, and for preparing students for employment in the clean energy economy of the 21st century.

Additionally, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance listed it among its "Best Values in Private Colleges for 2017."

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 (2017); the supply chain management program 12th (2017); and the finance program 15th (2017). In the Graduate School of Management, the executive MBA program was ranked 19th (2017); the part-time MBA program was ranked 92nd (2017); and the supply chain management program was 17th (2017).
  • In the Opus College of Engineering, the undergraduate program was ranked 116th (2017) and its overall ranking for graduate programs was 133rd. The following graduate programs were also individually ranked (2017): Biomedical engineering was 63rd; environmental engineering was 70th; civil engineering was 94th; computer engineering was 116th; and electrical engineering was 124th.
  • 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 100th overall (2017). The dispute resolution program was ranked 7th (2017); and the legal writing program was ranked 10th (2017).
  • The College of Nursing graduate program was ranked 63rd (2017); its doctor of nursing practice program was ranked 62nd (2017); and the nurse-midwifery program was 20th (2016).
  • The College of Education's graduate program was ranked 101st (2017).
  • The online master of science in computing program was ranked 20th (2016).

* 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 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the 10th time 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.