Although it’s been several months, we’re still proud to say it: In its first year on the National Liberal Arts College list, Trinity University was ranked No. 55 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2022. Then the numbers kept coming. No. 51 for most innovative schools; No. 29 for best engineering programs; No. 50 for best value schools. And a big one: No. 53 for best undergraduate research and creative projects on a list that includes all national colleges and universities, not just in the liberal arts.
In early 2023, Niche, a ranking system based on data from the Department of Education that is growing increasingly popular with high school students and counselors, ranked Trinity University the No. 1 best liberal arts college in Texas, along with being No. 30 in the nation and the best small college in Texas.
The Princeton Review included Trinity in its annual rankings report, The Best 387 Colleges, and the University kept its coveted spot on the Review’s list of colleges that create futures.
That’s a lot. And still, it’s not all. These numbers mean nothing without the commitment to back them up. You see, it’s not about the numbers themselves but what goes into making them matter. At its core, our commitment to a national classification is our commitment to student success—to providing an exceptional and accessible liberal arts education, to nurturing and valuing the whole student, and to bringing learning to life. Yes, we’re No. 55, No. 30, No. 1. We’re also 2,578: the undergraduates and graduate students who answer questions and question answers. We’re 267: the faculty mentors who inspire inquiry. We’re 496: the staff who deliver the values of our community. We’re 32,871: the alumni who bring this community to the world.
Most importantly, we are One Trinity. And together, we’ve said “yes” to supporting, equipping, and emboldening one another for lives of meaning and purpose.