Rankings & Recognition

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For the fifth consecutive year, Gonzaga is recognized among the top 100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, a category that includes elite private schools and large state research institutions. See why a Gonzaga education is one of the best you can get.

Students who stay through graduation

  • 93% of first-year students return for a second year, placing Gonzaga in the top 15% of ranked National Universities
  • 88% of GU’s undergraduate students graduate within six years, compared with the national average of 64%

Students who succeed after graduation

  • 97% of students are placed in jobs, graduate programs, military or public and community service (e.g., Peace Corps, Teach for America, Jesuit Volunteers, etc.)
  • No. 1 among colleges and universities in the state of Washington for alumni getting a job, with 92% of Gonzaga graduates are employed 10 years after graduation, (Zippia)

Students who participate

A university that excels

Schools and programs that lead

  • The School of Health Sciences' online master's in nursing programs ranks #54 (US News & World Report, 2024)
  • The School of Health Sciences ranks #19 for "best online nursing master's programs for veterans" (US News & World Report, 2024)
  • The School of Engineering and Applied Science ranked in the top 6% for Undergraduate Engineering in schools where doctorate is not offered (U.S. News & World Report, 2024)
  • The School of Health Sciences online master of science in nursing (MSN) administration program ranked 16th best (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
  • The School of Health Sciences' online master of science in nursing (MSN) family nurse practitioner track 9th best specialty program in nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
  • The Undergraduate Nursing Program ranked in top 13% in the Nation (US News & World Report, 2024)
  • The School of Health Sciences' bachelor of science in nursing program (BSN) was ranked #1 in the state of Washington (Nursing Schools Almanac 2021)
  • The School of Business Administration has several programs recognized as some of the best in the country, including entrepreneurship (top 6%), finance (top 6%), accounting (top 8%), and business management (top 9%) (US News & World Report, 2024). Other notable rankings for the School of Business Administration include:
  • The School of Law jumped 17 spots to rank among the top 100 Law schools in the country (U.S. News & World Report, 2024)
  • The School of Law was named one of the "Best Law Schools for 2024" (The Princeton Review)

An education of value

  • Named to Money's list of "2024 Best Colleges in America" based on graduation rates, cost of attendance, financial aid, alumni salaries and more. (Money, 2024)
  • No. 1 Best Value College in Washington (Niche, 2022)

Alumni who give back