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

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 SchoolsTop Performers on Social MobilityBest 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 2022 — has raised more than $110 million.