Fairmont State University Earns Placements in U.S. News & World Report 2022 Rankings

Friday, September 17, 2021

Fairmont State University has been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year, earning placements including a Top 50 Public School and a Top 100 Best Regional University in the Regional Universities South category. In addition, Fairmont State’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program was ranked among the Best Undergraduate Nursing category. 

“We are pleased to yet again be so highly rated by the prestigious U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Rankings,” said Fairmont State University President, Mirta M. Martin. “This ranking is proof that we are upholding our promise to provide an affordable, transformative education to all who seek one. I’m grateful to our entire Falcon community – we couldn’t have received this stamp of approval without the hard work and passion of our caring teacher-mentors, our innovative and visionary administrative teams and our tireless, friendly staff.”

The U.S. News and World Report has produced the Best Colleges Rankings for 37 years, aiming to provide data-driven information and guidance to assist prospective students and their families during the college selection process to understand their higher education options. To allow for valid comparisons, the U.S. News and World Report places colleges and universities into 10 distinct ranking groups across four geographical areas including North, South, Midwest and West.

Fairmont State is included in the Regional Universities South category. The Regional Universities distinction indicates a broad scope of undergraduate degrees in addition to some master's degree programs offered to students.

U.S. News' college profile pages benchmark each school's relative performance across different ranking indicators and include many of the latest statistics used in the calculations – such as the student-faculty ratio and the average federal loan debt of graduates. It also lists information schools provide directly to U.S. News on their application requirements, tuition and financial aid policies and campus activities.

“We appreciate that choosing to pursue a college education is not only an important decision, but also a big investment for students and their families,” Martin said. “That’s why we take such great care in maintaining a strong financial position, work to keep tuition affordable and create academic paths that help students graduate on time without loads of debt.”

For more information or to view the 2022 U.S. News & World Report complete rankings, visit www.usnews.com/colleges.