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Keene, Texas- Southwestern Adventist University has once again ranked in U.S. News Regional Colleges West rankings list. U.S. News puts out an annual comparison of colleges. The University is ranked at #20 out of the 15 states in our category. This ranking is up from #21 in 2016 and #22 in 2015.

“It is nice to receive affirmation from a reputable organization of the quality we all experience on a daily basis,” shares Dr. Ken Shaw, Southwestern Adventist University President.

U.S. News also ranked Southwestern Adventist University as the #2 Most Ethnically Diverse Campus for our region (out of 15 states). The U.S. News rankings focus on academic excellence, with schools ranked on up to 15 measures of academic quality. Overall, the rankings emphasize student outcomes including graduation and retention rates. The college ranking categories are based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the most widely accepted classification system in U.S. higher education. U.S. News has used the Carnegie classification system since the first Best Colleges rankings in 1983.

Read more about Southwestern Adventist University’s additional rankings at swau.edu/about.


Caption: Southwestern students displaying some of the home country flags represented by our student body.

Photo courtesy Caress Rogers Photography

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