WWU on List of Highly Ranked Universities that Operate Most Efficiently


Western Washington University is on a new U.S. News and World Report list of highly ranked universities that operate most efficiently.

According to U.S. News, with tight state budgets across the country, it is important for many universities and colleges to spend their limited resources to produce the highest possible educational quality. The new U.S. News list includes schools able to produce the highest educational quality, as determined by their place in U.S. News rankings, but spend relatively less money to achieve that high academic quality.

Western was the only public university or college from the state of Washington on the new U.S. News list.

“Western offers a premier education and our top priority is to foster a campus culture of academic excellence. Even in these times of reduced state funding we continue to operate very efficiently, making the best use of limited resources,” said Western President Bruce Shepard. “That is a direct result of the hard work of our dedicated faculty and staff.”

According to U.S. News, universities and colleges featured on the list are doing a good job of managing their financial resources relative to other schools that may have greater state funding, higher tuition, or larger endowments. Only schools that were numerically ranked in the top half of their ranking category in the Best Colleges 2013 rankings were included in this analysis.

According to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report college rankings, Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest. Western also is ranked third among top public master’s-granting universities in the West, a region stretching from Texas to the Pacific.

Monday, December 10, 2012