University ranked sixth among key group of schools by Chronicle of Higher Education

October 10, 2019

aerial view of Main Hall

Regis University has the sixth-highest four-year graduation rate in the nation for a key sector of American colleges, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

With a four-year graduation rate of 60.3 percent, Regis’ ranking is among colleges that are private, nonprofit and primarily nonresidential. Regis has a substantial student enrollment in online, accelerated and hybrid classes.

Regis ranked ahead of other notable institutions in the top 10, including DePaul University and Berklee College of Music. Data used was from 2017.

“At Regis, our students demonstrate an outstanding work ethic, and our faculty and staff pride themselves on their close partnership with students,” Provost Janet Houser, Ph.D., said. “Our four-year graduation rate speaks to the increasing strength of that partnership, and we’re working toward even greater growth in that area moving forward.”

Fitting hand-in-hand with Regis’ success in its four-year graduation rate is the University’s high standard of postgraduate employment. At least 97 percent of alumni surveyed report they are employed, continuing their education or doing both, and 91 percent of 2018 graduates report they are gainfully employed in a job related to their major.

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. One of 27 Jesuit universities in the nation, Regis has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs and extensive online program offerings with more than 11,000 enrolled students.