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TXWES named top regional university by 'U.S. News & World Report' for 9th year

09.12.2018 | By:
Texas Wesleyan named top regional university by “U.S. News & World Report” for 9th straight year

U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges and Universities rankings are in and for the ninth year in a row, Texas Wesleyan is ranked in the No. 1 tier of Regional Universities in the West

Texas Wesleyan was also named a Best Value School, which considers the quality of education and cost of attendance, and one of the Best Colleges for Veterans.

“These rankings are a reflection of our high-quality faculty who are dedicated to student success, our commitment to making private education affordable and our mission to develop students to their full potential,” President Frederick G. Slabach, said. “The Texas Wesleyan faculty, staff and board of trustees are centered on student achievement and we celebrate this recognition together.”

Other schools on the Best Regional Universities list include Santa Clara University (California), Trinity University, (San Antonio), Loyola Marymount University (California), and Gonzaga University (Washington state).

“Smaller. Smarter.”

Texas Wesleyan is committed to intentionally small classes with engaging educators who focus on teaching critical thinking and problem-solving skills. With a strong focus on academic achievement, each of Texas Wesleyan’s schools are known for and dedicated to providing expert experiences, mentorship, hands-on research, networking opportunities and more so students will excel in graduate school and professional careers. 

Affordable private education 

The Best Value School ranking reaffirms Texas Wesleyan’s dedication to making private education affordable. Ninety-five percent of TXWES students receive some form of financial aid and in Fall 2017, undergraduates received more than $19 million in scholarships, institutional grants and financial aid.

Best Colleges for Veterans

Texas Wesleyan’s size and services make it an ideal campus for a military veteran to earn their degree. We provide important student services to veterans, from disability services and professional counseling to career services and academic tutoring. Our small class sizes allow veteran students the opportunity to build relationships with highly trained faculty and succeed academically.

2020 Vision

Spotlighting Texas Wesleyan’s Academic Distinction is just one part of the university’s 2020 Vision strategic plan. The plan is driven by five main goals: Academic Distinction, Student Experience, Campus Enhancement, Financial Vitality and Marketing and Branding. 

Since 2012, the University has made more than $50 million in capital improvements and freshman applications have increased by 400 percent. The university has also launched a 100% online MBA, and began construction on the Nick and Lou Martin University Center, a new $20.25 million student center that will be the central hub for student life and campus visitors.