Rocklin’s William Jessup University has been named the second-best regional college in the Western U.S.

The acknowledgment comes in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2019 rankings, which placed William Jessup just below Montana’s Carroll College. The list also ranks William Jessup as the second-best college for Veterans and fourth in terms of Best Value.

The rankings factor in things such as graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, expert opinions, financial resources, student excellence and alumni giving.

Last year, William Jessup was named one of the fastest-growing universities in the country.

The university, which arrived in Rocklin in 2004, saw its enrollment jump from 532 students in 2005 to 1,161 in 2015 – a 118 percent increase. William Jessup’s 2017-18 academic year began with enrollment hitting nearly 1,500.

The university offers 22 majors and more than 50 concentrations. Also offered is an accelerated working professionals degree program called the School of Professional Studies. Graduates of the university do well – according to a university survey, “within six months of graduating, 94 percent had obtained full or part-time employment, or were enrolled in graduate school.”

The school is WSCUC (WASC) and ABHE accredited and has two locations – Rocklin’s 130-acre main campus with a second campus in San Jose, where the university originated.

For more information, visit the university’s website.

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