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Rankings & Recognitions

Thanks to the ongoing commitment of exceptional faculty, physicians, researchers, staff and students, The University of Toledo is proud to continually raise our national status among America's best universities.

Nearly 37 percent of all UT graduates in 2017 earned an advanced degree—such as a master's, Ph.D., M.D. or J.D.—in fields as diverse as medicine, engineering, law, pharmacy, business, astronomy, nursing and education. This quest for excellence underscores UT's longstanding commitment to student success.

The following rankings and recognitions are just a few of the accolades University of Toledo Colleges and their esteemed programs have earned recently.

Tops in the Nation

UT's graduate program in Nursing ranks No. 11 among the 50 best Graduate Nursing Schools in America for 2016.
Top Master's in Healthcare
Based on its high-quality outcomes, the UT College of Medicine and Life Sciences' Surgical Residency Program ranks No. 14 in the nation.
Journal of Surgical Education
UT’s social media ranks No. 14 among 338 Division I institutions for its robust engagement, including its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Rival IQ
Early Childhood Education master's program voted 16th best among the 2016 Best Online Education Programs.
Top Master's in Healthcare
The UT Occupational Therapy doctoral program is in the top 25% nationally, ranking No. 37.
U.S. News & World Report
UT's online master of science degree in accountancy currently ranks No. 48 in the U.S. for enabling students to earn 30 credits over 12 months, including learning best practices of the profession.
UT's Doctor of Pharmacy program ranks 60th best in the nation.
U.S. News & World Report
UT was ranked No. 66 in the U.S. for technology transfer and commercialization. This 2017 report measures public and private research universities' four-year averages of research expenditures, patents, licenses executed, licensing income and startup companies.
The Milken Institute's Center for Jobs and Human Capital
UT's College of Medicine and Life Sciences ranks 88th nationally among Best Medical Schools.
U.S. News & World Report
UT’s Judith Herb College of Education ranks 107 for its online graduate education program.
U.S. News & World Report
UT ranks 125 in the 2018 Best Online Programs ranking for its student engagement, student services, faculty credentials and training, and peer reputation.
U.S. News & World Report
UT's College of Law currently ranks No. 126 among law colleges in the nation.
U.S. News & World Report

Among the best in the region, U.S. and abroad:

  • #1 – UT is the best four-year college in Ohio for affordability flexibility and student services, according to a 2017 ranking by Schools.com, an online source for education information.
  • #2 – UT is second in the state for its number of degrees offered via distance education (46); 36 percent of UT students are enrolled in at least some online coursework, according to Schools.com.
  • #4 – UT is ranked No. 4 in Ohio for its selection of degrees available on campus by Schools.com.
  • Top 5 percent – The 2016 UT College of Medicine and Life Sciences’ internal medicine residents scored in the top 5 percent on a national exam by the American College of Physicians. The class matched to many different specialty fellowships at prestigious institutions, including Johns Hopkins University, Mayo Clinic, the University of Michigan and Georgetown University.
  • Top Education Award – The University of Toledo was selected among 400 U.S. public colleges and universities by The American Association of State Colleges and Universities to receive the 2017 Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education. The award recognizes UT's excellence and innovation for NURTURES, an early childhood science program that aims to improve the science readiness scores of preschool through third grade students.
  • Among Top Research Universities – According to the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, UT is ranked among the world's top research universities. Among 1,000 ranked institutions across approximately 80 countries, which represents 5 percent of the world's higher education institutions, UT is listed in the 501 – 600 range based on teaching, research, citations, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
  • The Best for Lowest Debt – LendEDU announced in 2017 that UT graduates have the lowest student loan debt among all of Ohio's public colleges. The average student loan debt per borrow for UT's class of 2016 was $24,437.
  • Top 100 – UT's College of Business and Innovation's undergraduate program ranks among Bloomberg Business Week's top 100 business schools.
  • Top 300 – The UT College of Business and Innovation's MBA ranks among Princeton Review's top 300 MBA programs in the U.S.
  • UT was selected to join the prestigious Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy as its 41st member.
  • The UT College of Engineering co-op program is listed in the “Best of Co-Op” category by the World Association for Cooperative Education.
  • College Values Online recognizes UT's Recreation Therapy Program among its "Best Value Parks and Recreation Degree Programs" for 2016. The ranking reviewed tuition, financial aid, return on investment and the number of minors, concentrations or areas of emphasis offered.
  • Ed Universal lists the UT College of Business and Innovation's graduate programs among the best in the world. The College also is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools Business, which is achieved by fewer than 5 percent of all business schools globally.
  • The Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center has been named one of the top 100 hospitals and health systems in the U.S. with great oncology programs by Becker's Hospital Review.
  • UT ranked among the “Best for Vets” universities by Military Times in both 2016 and 2017.
  • Since 2010 to the present, GI Jobs has ranked UT among Top Military Friendly Schools in the U.S.
  • Military Advanced Education & Transportation ranks UT a top school in its 2018 Guide to Colleges & Universities research study.
  • UT's 377 intercollegiate students earned the MAC Institutional Academic Achievement Award in 2016 for a combined average grade point average of 3.235. Moreover, UT student-athletes earned a combined GPA of 3.290 in fall 2017, the highest semester GPA in school history.
  • For the third consecutive semester, the UT women’s swimming and diving program was nationally recognized by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America for its fall 2017 combined grade point average of 3.49.
  • Moody's and Standard & Poor's both reaffirmed the University's rating in 2017 with a stable outlook, indicating a solid foundation.
  • CollegeNET currently ranks UT as the top institution in northwest Ohio for social mobility.
  • UT currently ranks No. 2 in Ohio among Carnegie-classified public research institutions, validating that a UT degree is an essential tool for economic and social advancement.
  • Seventy-six percent of UT's baccalaureate graduates are employed in the state of Ohio within one year after graduation, according to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services in 2017.
  • Consumer Reports named UTMC among the top 32 teaching hospitals in the country for reducing central-line infection rates in the intensive care unit by 55 percent over the past five years.
  • UT set the all-time record in Lucas County with 18 Top Spot Awards for excellence in food safety practices in 2017 from the Ohio Department of Health.
Last Updated: 5/6/19