BYU Receives Highest Ranking to Date

Contributed By Marianne Holman Prescott, Church News staff writer

  • 26 September 2017

An aerial view of the Brigham Young University campus in Provo, Utah.  Photo courtesy of BYU photo.

Article Highlights

  • BYU ranks number 61 overall for national universities.
  • In the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category, BYU ranks number 11.
  • The BYU Marriott School of Business ranks number 31 for undergraduate business programs.

Brigham Young University is no stranger to high praise, and this year is no exception. In the annual “Best Colleges” rankings released on September 12 by the U.S. News, BYU was among top universities in many rankings.

This year, BYU received their highest ranking to date—number 61 in overall ranking for national universities.

Some of the other highlights include BYU ranking number 3 for the least amount of student debt, with only 26 percent of BYU students graduating with debt.

The school ranked number 11 in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category, which takes into account the academic quality and the cost of attendance.

U.S. News says, “The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal. Only schools in the top half of their U.S. News ranking categories are included because U.S. News considers the most significant values to be among colleges that perform well academically.”

For years, the BYU Marriott School of Business has been a top competitor in their undergraduate business programs; this year they came in at number 31. The accounting program ranked number 3, the international business program ranked number 16, and entrepreneurship ranked in at number 29.

BYU also ranked number 82 for the best undergraduate engineering programs and number 75 in the high school counselor rankings.