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Caldwell, N.J.,  Sept. 13, 2021-  Caldwell University was recognized for Best Undergraduate Teaching for Regional Universities in the North, and as a Best Value School and a Top Performer on Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report, which released its 2022 list of top U.S. colleges and universities on Sept. 13.   

For the first time, Caldwell earned the prestigious ranking in the undergraduate teaching category, coming in 18th. The listing recognizes institutions where faculty and administrators are committed to high-quality teaching. 

“We are pleased to receive all of these recognitions,” said Caldwell University President Matthew Whelan, Ed.D.  “While no single ranking can adequately reflect the quality of an institution, the combination of these rankings is further evidence of the high value of a Caldwell University degree.  The undergraduate teaching ranking is particularly significant as it recognizes Caldwell’s outstanding faculty members, who are committed to providing our students with excellence in education.  Our faculty inspire and engage our students in  the classroom and support them in developing their skills and talents to pursue their dreams and goals.”  

U.S. News also recognized Caldwell as a Best Value for Regional Universities in the North and Regional Universities in the North, categories the University has placed in during previous years.  

Caldwell saw gains in the rankings of Top Performers on Social Mobility among Regional Universities, coming in 16  in the North from 19 last year. The category recognizes institutions that are successful at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded Pell Grants, most of whom come from families with adjusted gross incomes below $50,000.  “We are incredibly proud of our ranking in the Top Performers on Social Mobility category and our work in providing a quality education to students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend a university, as it fits squarely within our mission,” said Dr. Whelan.  “Many of our students are the first in their families to earn a college degree.   As someone who needed a Pell Grant to be able to afford my own college education, I know the enormous value of supporting students whose families are economically challenged and helping them build strong foundations for their futures. In doing so, Caldwell is lifting families for generations.”   

The University tied for sixth place among “Most International Students for Regional Universities,” up two notches from eighth place last year.  

Other Caldwell highlights:

  • Caldwell is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). It received that designation through the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education in 2020. This recognition recognizes the growing enrollment at Caldwell University of Hispanic and Latino students. During the fall 2020 term, 29% of undergraduate students were Hispanic or Latino.
  • Since 2000, international students from over 80 countries have pursued a degree at Caldwell University. In recent years, students from the Congo, Mauritius and Dominica enrolled at Caldwell for the first time. The top countries of origin for international students at Caldwell are Ghana and Nepal.