Rankings: Tops in Improving Lives

The University ranks seventh in the nation among 440 national universities in graduation rate performance – the rate at which students outperform the anticipated graduation rate of those with similar backgrounds at other schools – in the U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges guidebook.

Montclair’s six-year graduation rate of 67% outpaces the 49% graduation rate predicted for it by the magazine’s data analysts. The 18 percentage point difference between predicted and actual rates is the fifth best in the nation among public national universities.

Additionally, Montclair ranks No. 21 in the U.S. News list of “Top Performers on Social Mobility,” which highlights the extent to which schools enroll and graduate low-income students and bring them closer to achieving the American Dream.

“These results are a testament to the strong work ethic and talent of our students and the dedication of our faculty and staff who support them to ensure they persist, earn a degree and go on to well-paying jobs,” says President Jonathan Koppell.