Stockton University

Stockton University continues to score well and get positive recognition in the annual U.S. News & World Report's best colleges edition.

Stockton University is in the Top 15 public Regional Universities of the North, ranked at #12 by U.S. News & World Report in its 2016 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” released last week.

Stockton also was ranked overall at #53 out of 138 public and private Northern universities by U.S. News & World Report, one of the nation’s top sources of information on higher education.

“Stockton has been ranked as a top tier public institution for eight straight years,” said Interim President Harvey Kesselman, “a record that reflects the extraordinary achievements of our students, faculty, staff and alumni.

As we enter our first full year as a university, we are proud to be recognized as a special place that offers students small class sizes, opportunities for faculty-mentored research and a beautiful campus in the Pinelands National Reserve - all the value of an elite private institution at an affordable public price.”

Stockton is ranked with universities offering both undergraduate and master’s programs in the northern region of the United States. Stockton offers a total of 14 master’s and doctoral programs, including a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership set to launch in January.

The annual report considers factors such as graduation and retention rates, assessment by peers, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. Stockton’s graduation and retention rates have been rising impressively, with 87 percent of the freshmen who started in 2013 returning in 2014.