2022 USNWR

Houston at 179.

Other Big 12
Baylor 75
BYU 79
TCU 83
Iowa St 122
Kansas 122
Cincy 148
UCF 148
Kansas St 162
Okla St 187
Texas Tech 213
West Va 249

Potential additions
SMU 68
Memphis 249
Boise 299-391
USF 103
San Diego St 148
Colo St 148


  1. Wish we’d hurry up and move into the San Diego St, Colo St, Cincy, UCF tier!

  2. Memphis and Boise are great potential additions athletically, but I wonder of the Big 12 presidents will want them academically?

Well we’re not getting AAU with numbers like that. :confused:

Don’t be so sure.

Iowa State and Kansas are barely ahead of us and are already AAU.

AAU status is more about research than the criteria used by USNEWS.

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I repeat, USNWR rankings are not academic rankings. It is based on personal opinions and not on facts.


We’re we worst last year of the same? I feel with a medical school and law school and increase in graduation we would be higher?

As far as I know, USNWR is only about undergrad education. Med schools and law schools don’t affect it.

These are undergraduate rankings.

USNEWS publishes completely separate law and medical school rankings in the Spring.

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Actually, their criteria is a mix of facts (SAT scores, GPAs, graduation rates, alumni giving rates), and opinions (reputation among academics, etc).

But as I said, the AAU’s criteria are completely different. They are based on research dollars, publications, major awards, Ph.Ds granted, etc.

One reasons is that usnews added 60 additional universities to the ranking. Despite this, Texas tech move up from 217 to 213. Our 6 year grade rates need to move up

I’ll say again. The key is to add more dorms and have more “traditional” on campus students. Studies show that their graduation rates are much higher. That’ll improve our USNEWS ranking.

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I see Texas Tech has about 8,200 students living on campus and 6 year grad. rate of about 63%.
They also require for freshman to live on campus. I think that’s about the number of students
we have living on campus too. So I tend to agree that on campus helps grad rates rise, but yet
our rate is still lower at 54%. so maybe the correlation is not as strong as some reports indicate.

Here is nice read too on topic.

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Speaking of more dorms, what are UH future plans for Moody Towers?

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