Thursday, September 5, 2019
More than two dozen public schools placed in this year’s top 100 of the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, with 10 public schools making the top 50. These schools ranked highly in providing desired outcomes for graduates, despite lacking the resources of many private schools.
The University of California, Los Angeles tops the chart for public schools and ranks No. 25 overall. In the rankings, UCLA placed highly in the environment and engagement categories, fifth and 11th, respectively, among all schools public and private. Environment measures diversity on campus, while engagement rates how involved students said they felt both inside and outside the classroom.
UCLA ranks No. 124 in resources, a measure of funding and endowment, among both public and private schools. But it ranks 16th in outcomes, which measures recent graduates’ salaries and debt levels, as well as graduation rates and a school’s academic reputation. Public schools often struggle to match the financial resources of private schools as they depend on dwindling state support...
The Top Public Schools
The public schools that achieved the highest overall ranking
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, San Diego
University of Washington-Seattle
Purdue University West Lafayette
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Virginia...