George Fox University again receives first-tier listing in 2017 ‘U.S. News & World Report’ rankings

September 13th, 2016

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George Fox University named one of “America’s Best Colleges” for 28th time

usnewsNEWBERG, Ore. – George Fox University again earned a first-tier ranking from U.S. News & World Report magazine in its 2017 “America’s Best Colleges” issue, released Sept. 13.

The Newberg, Ore.-based university ranks 23rd out of 124 in the “Best Regional Universities” West category. Colleges in the category provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s-level programs, but few doctoral programs. Nationally, the category includes 653 universities and colleges, with 124 ranked in the 15-state western region.

The rankings – including the component information on each college’s score – are available online at This is the 28th year George Fox has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. The university made the magazine’s first ranking in 1988.

The No. 23 rank marks a jump from last year’s rankings, when George Fox was No. 28 in the “Best Regional Universities” category. The improvement comes in a year when the institution is expected to exceed 4,000 total students for the first time in its 125-year history.

George Fox also is listed as one of the magazine’s “Best Colleges for Veterans,” comprised of colleges and universities that are in the top half of their U.S. News ranking category and had 20 or more students who used GI Bill benefits to partially or fully finance their tuition and fees during the 2015-16 school year.

“Best Colleges for Veterans” schools also met both of the following criteria: the institution is certified for the GI Bill, and the institution participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which allows institutions of higher learning to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Veterans Administration to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the tuition and fee amounts payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Rob Felton
Director of Public Information

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