U.S. News & World Report

Endicott College climbed to number 23 out of 179 in the annual rankings published by U.S. News & World Report in the Northern Regional Universities category. Our ranking has improved every year since we entered this category at number 84 in 2014. This year we were included in a number of lists, including Best Colleges for Veterans and Co-ops/Internships. Our ranking information with U.S. News can be found here.

What is behind the rankings?

U.S. News collects several hundred data points annually from each institution and surveys senior leaders asking them to rate their peer institutions on academic quality. The rankings are based on 14 data points and the peer survey. The methodology can be found here.
This year U.S. News added the graduation rate for pell grant recipients to the methodology and removed both the accept rate and portion of classes over 50.

Why did Endicott improve?

  • Our academic reputation improved.
  • The 4-year average of our graduation rate increased.
  • Average instructional spending per student increased to $18,586 per year.
  • Our new students had higher SAT scores than in prior years.
  • Average faculty compensation increased.
  • The portion of full-time faculty with a terminal degree increased to 75%.
  • The portion of classes with fewer than 20 students increased to 65%.
  • The student-to-faculty ratio improved.