Egan School of Nursing Among In Top Programs in the Country, Best in State
The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies continues to receive national attention, recently being named among the top 15 nursing programs in the country and the top nursing program in Connecticut. Additionally, College Factual’s ranking placed Egan graduates among the top 5% highest paid graduates in the country.
Based on criteria such as contributions to public good, research, social mobility, and bang-for-your-buck — The Washington Monthly ranks Fairfield in the top 50 master’s degree granting universities for 2018.
Fairfield University has once again been named among the best schools in the nation by Time’s Money magazine, The Princeton Review and Forbes. Money magazine’s annual “Best Colleges for Your Money” ranking places
Fairfield among the top 100 private universities in the country.
Fairfield’s top 10 ranking for "Most Transformative Colleges," recognizes the institution’s commitment to holistic formation, and places Fairfield as the highest-ranking Jesuit university in that category. The "Most Transformative Colleges"
were ranked according to Money magazine’s “exclusive value-added scores for graduation rates, earnings, and student loan repayment.”
In its 11th year, Forbes’ 2018 list of America’s Top Colleges focuses on “the direct benefits schools provide their graduates." Especially at a time when Americans owe more than $1 trillion in student loan debt, Forbes values “outputs” rather
than “inputs.” Fairfield ranked #145 among U.S. colleges and universities, up three spots from the 2017 list.
Fairfield is once again among The Princeton Review’s annual “Best 384 Colleges,” as well as in the top 10 schools — and the only Connecticut school in the top 10 — where students are considered to have the "Best Quality of Life." The University is found
in the top 20 schools — and is the top school in Connecticut in the top 20 — to have the "Happiest Students," and is also among the "Best Northeastern Schools" and the "Colleges That Pay You Back."
According to The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief Robert Franek, the top 384 schools are chosen primarily on “outstanding academics” and are highly recommended by the publication. The best regional schools, in which Fairfield is among the
best in the Northeastern region, are also considered to be “academically outstanding.” Strong institutional and student survey data determined the rankings for "Colleges That Pay You Back," which include academic rigor, affordability, and
career outcomes for graduates.
According to the Class of 2018 destination report, 98% of graduates secured full-time professional employment, admission to graduate degree programs, or participation in volunteer service programs. Egan School of Nursing students have maintained a 100% post-graduation placement rate.
Women’s Basketball ranked 20th in the nation in team GPA
Supporting a team grade point average of 3.499, the Fairfield University Women's Basketball team earned a spot on the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Team Honor Roll for the second-straight season. The Stags' GPA ranked
20th among all NCAA Division I institutions and was the only Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) representative. Fairfield is also the only MAAC school to make the academic team honor roll in two-straight years since Manhattan grabbed
a spot from 2008-2010.
Seven Fairfield University athletic teams were cited for excellence in the classroom by receiving the NCAA's Public Recognition Award, given to programs which score in the top 10 percent of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rates.
Women's Basketball, Field Hockey, Men's Golf, Women's Lacrosse, Softball, Men's and Women's Tennis, collected the award by achieving an Academic Progress Rate (APR) that ranked among the top 10 percent in their respective sport.