Western by the numbers
For the fourth year in a row, Western was the top public masters-granting university in the West, according to U.S. News and World Report.
But have you heard of these other numbers?
Forbes Magazine ranked Western as the second-best public university in the state in its annual list of the nation’s 650 top colleges. Western ranked 353 overall, after University of Washington (87) and ahead of Washington State University (464).
Western ranks second among medium-sized universities with alumni serving in the Peace Corps.
Western is 10th among Division II schools and 58th overall on the National Collegiate Scouting Association’s Annual Power Rankings, measuring academics and athletics at all 300 NCAA schools.
When it comes to helping veterans and active duty military service members pursue a college degree, Western is among the top 15 percent of all universities in the country, according to a list of “Military Friendly Schools” in G.I. Jobs magazine.
Western is 18th on the EPA’s list of the top 20 green energy purchasers in higher education.