Higher-Ed Institution Ranks Top 30 Among American Universities; Top 600 Among 1.4K Institutions Worldwide

IRVINE, CALIF. (APRIL 28, 2022)Westcliff University has once again been recognized with high marks in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, demonstrating remarkable improvements in the university’s commitment toward a more sustainable future across the globe. The rankings, based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are a measure of university progress and how learning institutions address global challenges with strategies that improve health and education; reduce inequality; bolster economic growth; and increase environmental stewardship by addressing climate change and impacts such as forced migration. On April 27, Times Higher Education made the official announcement that Westcliff University ranked top 30 among American universities; and among the 1,400 institutions reviewed, Westcliff University ranked in the top 600 globally – an impressive achievement for a growing institution.


Westcliff University improved its overall positioning to top 600 universities worldwide from the top 800 in the previous year. This achievement proves growth across six individual categories globally, including top 400 in the SDG 4 (Quality Education) – an indicator of lifelong learning opportunities being accessible to all; and top 200 in the SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) – an indicator reflecting the university’s contributions to a just society and the development of effective, accountable and inclusive institutions. The university also bettered its performance in the areas of economic growth, collaboration with other countries, promotion of best practices and the reversal of social inequalities.


“Westcliff University has made remarkable strides in elevating the quality of education that we deliver to our students, while also ensuring we remain good stewards of our planet. We are extremely proud to be recognized for advancing the United Nations’ SDGs, especially in categories like quality education and peace, justice and strong institutions,” said Dr. Anthony Lee, president and CEO of Westcliff University. “This year’s Times Higher Education Impact Rankings speak volumes about what Westcliff achieved in a single year and our significant progress is a testament to our commitment to continuous improvement for the sake of our current and future students.”


Based in Irvine, Calif., Westcliff University is an innovative global higher education institution with its finger on the pulse of the international business landscape in today’s modern world. It was founded in 1993 and is a California Benefit Corporation dedicated to serving its students and community with innovative and affordable programs available on campus and online.

To learn more about Westcliff University, visit www.westcliff.edu.   


About Westcliff University: Westcliff University is an innovative global higher education institution with its finger on the pulse of the international business landscape and the needs of today’s employers. Founded in 1993 and based in Irvine, Calif., it offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees spanning 21 areas of study including business, education, technology, computer science, engineering and law. Westcliff is a California Public Benefit Corporation which affirms its dedication to operating in the best interests of its students and the surrounding community. Its programs focus on both the hard and soft skills needed to secure quality jobs in high-growth industries; it offers community and business engagement opportunities for the hands-on experience today’s students require; and it provides innovative and affordable programs live online and in classrooms across the globe. Visit www.westcliff.edu to learn more, and follow Westcliff on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.


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