The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) has named Trinity University the No. 42 liberal arts institution and the No. 113 college in the nation for 2021. Trinity is also the first and only liberal arts college in Texas ranked in the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the U.S. by WSJ/THE.
WSJ/THE defines a liberal arts college as one with an emphasis on undergraduate study that includes a wide range of subjects and states that “the best liberal arts colleges tend to have smaller student populations than other institutions.” Trinity is known for its small class sizes, boasting a 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio, and students can choose from a diverse range of 49 majors, 64 minors, and six graduate programs.
WSJ/THE is one of the world’s leading providers of higher education data and tracking trends in university performance. These rankings are generated from 15 individual performance indicators aimed at answering the questions that matter most to students and their families when making the choice of which college to attend. These indicators come from listening to over 170,000 student voices and range from likeliness of graduating on time, paying off loans, and securing a good job, to the resources provided at the institution, to how diverse the campus community is.
This recognition follows several other notable rankings. Trinity was recently named the “Best in the West” by U.S. News & World Report. The University was also recently ranked on three separate lists as a top 50 small college in the nation.