Duquesne Becomes Only PA School Listed Among Nation's Most Efficient Universities

Duquesne University, long in the top tier of national U.S. News & World Report rankings, was the only school in Pennsylvania also named as one of the most efficiently operated schools.

The rankings highlighted public and private colleges that scored the highest overall on undergraduate academic educational quality while relatively spending less on educational programs to achieve that quality.

Duquesne was No. 18 on the list of national universities, based upon a calculation of the school’s 2013 fiscal year financial resources per student divided by its overall U.S. News ranking score.

“Schools that are featured on these lists are doing a good job in managing their financial resources relative to other schools that may have far greater financial resources because of more state funding, higher tuition or larger endowments,” said U.S. News. Nationally ranked school listed especially “are likely to be more affordable in terms of tuition than others in the same category…”

Only the operational efficiency of schools in the top half of their ranking categories were considered by U.S. News.

Duquesne was the only Pennsylvania school listed in the top 25, along with the Catholic institutions of DePaul University and Boston College.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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