Marquette is well-known for its commitment to the community — whether it's in Milwaukee or around the world. So much so that the university was one of five universities selected for the 2016 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award by The Washington Center in Washington, D.C.
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 83rd in the 2022 edition of America's Best Colleges, released by U.S. News & World Report. The university is also ranked 54th 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+ School for B Students, a distinction that aligns with our Catholic, Jesuit mission to graduate students who are transformed by their education. In addition, Marquette is ranked 58th in Best Undergraduate Teaching and 144th in Best Colleges for Veterans.
The Princeton Review consistently ranks Marquette as one of its Best 387 Colleges. For 2021, it also listed Marquette in its Best Midwestern Colleges and Students Pack the Stadiums categories. The latter is based on our students’ enthusiasm for our Golden Eagles! The Princeton Review in 2020 ranked Marquette among the country's 200 Best Value Colleges, 19th nationally for Best Schools for Internships, 20th in Most Religious Students and 16th in Students Most Engaged in Community Service. (Note: 2020 rankings are included due to incomplete 2021 rankings as a result of COVID-19.)
Additionally, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance listed it among its Best Values in Private Colleges for 2018.
Based on Department of Education College Scorecard data, Marquette was ranked the 6th best college nationally and the best college in Wisconsin for job placement, according to rankings released by Zippia.com. The rankings of all undergraduate degree-granting higher education institutions were based on job placement numbers 10 years after graduation, and Marquette’s employment rate was 95.55%.
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*:
- The online Master of Science in Computing program is ranked 6th (2021). According to U.S. News, the rankings for computer information technology programs are based on factors such as classroom engagement, faculty credentials and training, and student excellence. The Computer Science undergraduate program is ranked 191st (2022).
In the College of Business Administration, the undergraduate program is ranked 106th (2022); the Supply Chain Management program is ranked 16th (2022); the Accounting program is ranked 21st (2022); and the Finance program is ranked 22nd (2022). In the Graduate School of Management, the executive MBA program is ranked 15th (2022); the part-time MBA program is ranked 46th (2022); and the Finance program was ranked 24th (2022).
- For the first year it ranked undergraduate nursing programs, U.S. News ranked Marquette's program 43rd in the nation (2022). The College of Nursing's master of science program is ranked 60th (2022); its Doctor of Nursing Practice program is ranked 82nd (2022); and the Nurse Midwifery program is 20th (2016). U.S. News ranked Marquette's online graduate nursing program 47th in 2021, up from 58th in 2020.
- In the Opus College of Engineering, the undergraduate program is ranked 131st (2022). Its overall ranking for graduate programs is 121st (2022), with the following graduate programs individually ranked: Biomedical engineering is 70th (2022); civil engineering is 107th (2022); computer engineer is 114th (2022); electrical engineering is 119th (2022); environmental engineering is 70th (2022); and mechanical engineering is 127th (2022).
- In the College of Health Sciences, the Physical Therapy program is ranked 13th (2021); the Physician Assistant program 26th (2020); and the Speech Pathology and Audiology program 55th (2021).
- The Law School is ranked 103rd overall (2022). The Dispute Resolution program is ranked 8th (2020); the Intellectual Property program is ranked 77th (2020); the Legal Writing program is ranked 12th (2021); and Trial Advocacy is ranked 121st (2021).
- The College of Education's graduate program is ranked 148th (2022).
- The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences' graduate English program is ranked 108th (2022); and the graduate History program is ranked 113th (2022).
* Note that U.S. News & World Report doesn't evaluate all programs annually.