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  • Home / Why Ursuline? / Ranking & Recognition

    Rankings & Recognition

    The #1 college for you is a place where you’ll feel comfortable living and learning, a college that will prepare you for success in your future career and confidence in your future life, and one that you and your family can afford.

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    Don't take our word for it. Here's how others are ranking, rating and recognizing Ursuline's programs.

    • An American Enterprise Institute study ranked Ursuline #1 in the nation for student mobility, helping students move from low-income groups before graduation to middle class or higher after.
    • U.S. News & World Report ranks Ursuline among the Best Regional Universities in the Midwest, among the Best Value Schools, and one of the nation’s top performers for social mobility.
    • The U.S. Department of Education lists $55,000 as the median annual earnings of Ursuline grads one year after graduation.
    • The U.S. Department of Education listed Ursuline as the most affordable private, liberal arts college in Ohio for three consecutive years.
    • Ursuline is ranked among the top 10 women's colleges in the country by College Choice.
    • Affordable Schools ranks Ursuline in the nation’s top 20 most affordable women’s colleges with online master’s degrees.


    • Ursuline’s nursing program is ranked #2 in Ohio by College Factual and by
    • Ursuline’s Breen School of Nursing and Health Professions boasts a 100% employment rate post licensure.
    • Our first-time passage rate on the national nurse licensing exam is consistently over 90%.
    • Ursuline's graduate nursing program is ranked #4 in Ohio by U.S. News and World Report.
    • The Chief Caregiver Officer of the Cleveland Clinic, one of the world’s top health care systems, is Ursuline College graduate K. Kelly Hancock, DNP, RN, NE-BC, FAAN.

    Social Work


    Art Therapy

    • Ursuline’s undergraduate Art Therapy program is one of only two such programs in Ohio and the only one with a bachelor’s-to-master’s bridge.


    • Ursuline Fashion majors have rare access to a 4,000-piece collection of 20th Century American apparel and accessories for hands-on learning.

    Historic Preservation

    • Ursuline’s is the only undergraduate Historic Preservation program in Ohio and is credentialed by the National Council on Preservation Education.

    Legal Studies

    • Ursuline’s Legal Studies program is the only BA degree program in Greater Cleveland approved by the American Bar Association.
    • The Legal Studies program is ranked #12 in the nation by Bachelor's Degree Center.