U.S. News & World Report Lists WT As One of Best Universities in the West

Chip Chandler Sep 26, 2022
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U.S. News & World Report Lists WT As One of Best Universities in the West

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CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M University is one of the top regional universities and public schools in the West, according to new rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

The magazine’s recently released 2022-23 Best Colleges list places WT at No. 26 in the list of Top Public Universities in the West and at No. 57 in the full Regional Universities (West) list.

WT also ranked among Best Value Schools, Top Performers on Social Mobility, Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs and Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.

“U.S. News & World Report recognition as a Best College is a source of pride for West Texas A&M University,” said Dr. Neil Terry, executive vice president and provost. “The external recognition reinforces the quality of the academic programs and dedication to student support provided by the WT faculty and staff across all campus programs.” 

With more than 15 measures of academic quality, the web version of U.S. News 2022-2023 Best Colleges provides data-driven information and guidance to help prospective students and their families understand their higher education options. U.S. News also will publish most of the rankings with robust datasets in the Best Colleges 2023 guidebook, which will start shipping in late October.

U.S. News' directory of institutions contains each school's rankings data and key characteristics about majors, campus life, costs of attending, and more. Users can filter schools by selected academic and non-academic characteristics along their priorities. Only academic data from U.S. News’ surveys and reliable third-party sources are used to calculate each ranking factor.

Earlier this year, U.S. News ranked WT’s online undergraduate program as No. 1 in Texas and No. 24 in the country. It also granted Best Program status to eight total programs: overall undergraduate, undergraduate business, specialized graduate business, MBA programs and graduate programs in computer information technology, education, engineering and nursing

WT’s commitment to being a learner-centered university is a key component of the University’s long-range plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.

That plan is fueled by the historic, $125 million One West comprehensive fundraising campaign. To date, the five-year campaign — which publicly launched in September 2021 — has raised more than $110 million.



About West Texas A&M University

WT is located in Canyon, Texas, on a 342-acre residential campus. Established in 1910, the University has been part of The Texas A&M University System since 1990. WT, a Hispanic Serving Institution since 2016, boasts an enrollment of about 10,000 and offers 59 undergraduate degree programs and more than 40 graduate degrees, including two doctoral degrees. The University is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and the home of one of the Southwest’s finest art collections. The Buffaloes are a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offers 14 men’s and women’s athletics programs.