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Of the more than 4,000 institutions of higher learning in the United States, Thomas Aquinas College has once again placed among the top 100 national liberal arts colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings. It is one of only seven Catholic schools to crack the top 100 (No. 67).

Faithful to recent trends, the College has also landed atop the magazine’s rankings for “social mobility.” Of the 211 schools that appear in the U.S. News 2024 Best College Guide, it is the only Catholic school to make the top 25 based on the number of low-income students enrolled.

In discussing the rationale for its annual rankings, U.S. News explains that they are based on “17 key measures of academic quality,” ranging from graduation and retention rates to faculty resources and the average federal loan debt of graduates.

“We are pleased that U.S. News continues to rank the College high on its annual list,” says Director of Admissions Jon Daly. “Especially pleasing is the College’s place in the ‘Top Ten for Social Mobility.’ Our founders were determined to make this faithfully Catholic, academically excellent education affordable to anyone with the will and ability to undertake it. The high rank in Social Mobility testifies to the enduring success of the founders’ vision — and to the generosity of our benefactors.”

Beyond achieving its perennial spot near the top of the U.S. News list, Thomas Aquinas College has received high marks in the most recent editions of all the top annual college guides, both Catholic and secular, including the Princeton Review and the Cardinal Newman Society.