Doane ranked 2nd in Nebraska in WSJ/Times Higher Education College Rankings

campus beauty

Doane University has been ranked by the Wall Street Journal as the second best university in Nebraska, placing in the top 500 nationally of the WSJ/Times Higher Education College Rankings for the third consecutive year.

Doane is ranked 332nd in the report, second in the state behind Creighton University. As noted in their report, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings are based on 15 key indicators that assess colleges in four areas: outcomes, resources, engagement, and environment.

Outcomes carries the most weight of the rankings (40%), measuring things like salary graduates earn and the average debt students have. Resources is weighted at 30%, and as described in the report, is “mainly a proxy for the spending schools put into instruction and school services.” Student engagement accounts for 20% of the rankings and environment rounds out the methodology as 10% of the score.

Based on student surveys, Doane received an 8.7/10 on “right choice” – asking “If you could start over, would you still choose this college?” Doane also scored an 8.5/10 on the “inspiring” scale, which asks “does your college provide an environment where you feel you are surrounded by exceptional students who inspire and motivate you?”

Doane’s 332nd national ranking in the 2019 WSJ/Times Higher Education College Rankings is up from a ranking of 456 in 2017 and 417 in 2018.