University maintains high marks from students in national survey ranking

February 14, 2013
Tags: rankings

Victoria – Royal Roads University has once again placed at the top of the class among Canadian public universities in rankings published this month in a national Canadian magazine.

In its current annual student issue, Maclean’s magazine ranks Canadian universities based on the most recent National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) results that compare areas of benchmark performance at the institutions. Working with combined 2011 and 2012 NSSE data, Maclean’s ranked Royal Roads University first among public universities and second overall in the categories of “level of academic challenge” and “active and collaborative learning.”

“The results continue to underscore the excellence in teaching at Royal Roads,” said Steve Grundy, vice-president academic and provost of Royal Roads University. “Our specialized model combining team-based learning with educational technology and relevant opportunities to put knowledge to action is the foundation of our continued success.”

Royal Roads also ranked first in the same two NSSE benchmark categories in Maclean’s 2012 and 2010 ranking.

Royal Roads University, a public university established in 1995, offers a progressive model of post-secondary education, delivering top-quality applied and professional programs through the faculties of management and social sciences. The university gives its students a unique blended learning experience, combining online and on-campus instruction to offer undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees, certificates, diplomas, as well as executive, custom and continuing studies programs. Over the last 18 years, the university has graduated over 18,500 students applying their knowledge in British Columbia and 60 countries around the world.


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