Rutgers-Camden ranked among the top 70 public universities, top 150 national universities, and top 100 universities for veterans

U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings were released early this week, and Rutgers University–Camden saw significant gains on the publication’s most prestigious lists. Rutgers–Camden came in at #61 in Top Public Universities, up from #67 in the 2021-2022 rankings. The university made an even bigger year-to-year jump on the Best National Universities list, climbing 21 spots to reach #127. Rutgers–Camden Chancellor Antonio D. Tillis hailed the increases as a testament to the dedication of faculty, staff, students, alumni and donors.

“I am thrilled that Rutgers–Camden has risen in the 2022-2023 U.S. News and World Report rankings,” Chancellor Tillis said. “I believe the increase is due in large part to the local, national, and international outreach initiatives we have championed over the past year. The generosity of our alumni and donors has also played an integral role in our success. I am proud that our collaboration has taken us to new heights and laid the groundwork for an even brighter future.”

Rutgers–Camden’s commitment to academic programs for active and retired military members continued to shine, as the university came in at #83 in the Best Colleges for Veterans rankings, up from #86 a year ago. The Rutgers–Camden Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, part of the Division of Student Affairs, has excelled in providing educational access, internships, employment opportunities, and support services to current and former military personnel throughout South Jersey and the Delaware Valley. In 2016, Rutgers–Camden was named New Jersey’s first Purple Heart University in recognition of its continued scholastic guidance and tutelage for Purple Heart recipients and all veterans.

The Best Colleges rankings, begun by U.S. News & World Report in the mid-1980s, assessed an all-time high of 1,500 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality in compiling its 2022-2023 rankings. U.S. News & World Report uses academic data from its own surveys of higher education institutions along with data from reliable third-party sources. The publication notes that 40 percent of a school’s rank stems from seven different outcomes measuring its success at enrolling, retaining and graduating students from diverse backgrounds with manageable debt. Five factors related to a school’s faculty, including class size and student-faculty ratio, account for 20 percent of a school’s rank.

“We look forward to maintaining this upward trajectory by capitalizing on the strength of our scholarship and research,” Chancellor Tillis said. “The contributions of our engaged faculty, staff, students, alumni, and donors will continue to propel us forward.”