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Accolades and Outcomes

Aquinas College is regularly recognized on the national stage for its strong academic programs, athletics, sustainability achievements, service efforts, and the success of Aquinas students.

Student Success

  • U.S. News and World Report 2022 Best Colleges
    For the third year in a row, Aquinas College is ranked on the list of Top Performers on Social Mobility. Aquinas is also ranked on the National Liberal Arts Colleges list.
  • Top 50 Catholic College (2015 Rankings of Best Catholic Colleges and Universities)
  • 2016 #41 Best Midwestern Regional University
  • Earned a 2021-2022 Military Friendly School designation by Viqtory.
  • Professional Grounds Management Society Green Star Award
  • 2021-2022 Colleges of Distinction
  • students in a classroom 93.1% of our 2020 graduates were either employed or in graduate schools within six months of graduation.
  • 100% of graduates in nursing (AQ/Detroit Mercy Nursing program) and chemistry are employed within six months of graduation.
  • 95% pass rate for recent AQ/Detroit Mercy nursing graduates NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination).
  • Education students pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification at a rate of 92.4%.
  • 90% acceptance rate into physician assistant, physical therapy and dental programs.
  • Aquinas College's internship partners include Amway, Disney, Steelcase, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Van Andel Research Institute and the Detroit Tigers and many more.
  • Partnership with MSU College of Human Medicine Early Assurance Program.