WWU rated among region's best master's-awarding schools

Western Washington University was recently placed among the top public, master’s-granting universities in the Pacific Northwest by the 2013 U.S. News & World Report college rankings.

“The collaborative approach to learning at Western – fostered by our caring, talented faculty and staff and embraced by our students – continually improves our campus culture of active minds changing lives,” said Western President Bruce Shepard, in a press release. “Western’s well-deserved reputation for providing an excellent education is reaffirmed every year by our graduates, who become leaders in their professions and in communities across our state, region and nation.”

Western also is ranked third among top public master’s-granting universities in the entire West region, which stretches from Texas to the Pacific Ocean.

The news magazine’s annual rankings, which are are based on a variety of criteria including academic reputation, student selectivity and retention, faculty resources, peer assessment and financial resources, are posted online.

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