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Coursera college companions rise in new US school rankings as focus shifts to outcomes 

By Marni Baker Stein, Chief Content material Officer at Coursera

For over a decade, the most effective universities have partnered with Coursera to assist reshape larger training by increasing entry and outcomes for learners worldwide. The newest U.S. school rankings replicate this dedication and account for social mobility, academic fairness, and scholar outcomes.

I wish to congratulate our companions who had been overwhelmingly represented throughout three main U.S. school rankings just lately launched: U.S. Information 2024 Finest Faculties, Wall Avenue Journal/Faculty Pulse 2024 Finest Faculties within the U.S., and New York Instances Faculty-Entry Index

2023 U.S. school rating highlights

  • 59 companions had been featured within the 2024 U.S. Information 2024 Finest Faculties Rating, with 55% of companions within the prime 50.
  • 59 companions featured within the newest WSJ rating, with 32% of companions within the prime 50.
  • 50 companions featured in New York Instances’ new Faculty-Entry Index, 14% within the prime 50.

Our U.S. companions ranked extremely within the prime 20 of each the U.S. Information and WSJ rankings. Princeton College topped each lists, whereas Stanford College and Yale College positioned within the prime 5. Columbia College rounded off the highest 5 in WSJ’s listing of finest faculties. A number of establishments made main good points towards the brand new standards, additional solidifying their groundbreaking progress.

Prioritizing scholar outcomes

As extra college students weigh the worth and ROI of a faculty training, this yr’s rankings rebalanced key components. WSJ positioned larger emphasis on outcomes, together with commencement charges and graduate salaries. 

Advancing social mobility

The newest U.S. Information rankings emphasised social mobility and outcomes by measuring first-generation commencement charges, graduate charges throughout all socioeconomic backgrounds, and elevated incomes potential. Lots of our companions noticed vital jumps within the U.S. nationwide college rankings.  

Rising entry for numerous college students

A number of companions are featured within the New York Instances’ Faculty-Entry Index, which ranked probably the most selective U.S. faculties on financial variety. The rating analyzed the share of scholars receiving Pell Grants, federal assist given to college students in monetary want. 

We’re so happy with our companions’ rankings this yr, which replicate their unbelievable work increasing entry and growing attainment in larger training. Collectively, we’ve empowered greater than 129 million learners — from all walks of life and almost each nation on this planet — to rework their lives by studying from the most effective universities. 

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