(December 23, 2021 – Chandler, AZ) Trident University International (Trident) has been named to Washington Monthly’s 2021 National University Rankings, placing at 228 out of 381 surveyed institutions. Regionally, Trident comes in at 56 for “Best Bang for the Buck” in the western region of the U.S.
Washington Monthly’s National University Rankings consist of four-year institutions that award a significant number of doctoral degrees.
Trident placed in the top 25% of surveyed schools on the National Rankings list for social mobility, coming in at 94. The factors contributing to the total social mobility score include graduation rates, the affordability of an institution, the diversity of the student population, and more.
Washington Monthly has ranked colleges and universities since 2005 based on what they do for the country – and their respective graduates. Institutions on the National University Rankings list are measured in three equally-weighted areas: social mobility, research, and the promotion of public service.
“Trident is focused on offering a positive student experience for our adult and military student population,” states Travis Allen, Senior Vice President, Trident. “Our continued inclusion on Washington Monthly’s National Rankings and Best Bang for the Buck lists are a reminder that our efforts to provide an affordable and quality education are attainable.”
Trident opened its doors in 1998, offering 100% online Ph.D. programs. The University currently offers six online doctoral-level degrees. Trident is military-centric, with many students who have a military background, including those actively serving, veterans, and military spouses.
The methodology and full dataset for Washington Monthly’s 2021 National University Rankings are available online. Data used in this survey was culled from publicly available sources, such as Bureau of Labor Statistics, IPEDS, and the U.S. Department of Education.About Trident University International
Founded in 1998, Trident University International is a member of the American InterContinental University System, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). Trident uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills designed to enhance the lives and education of students. Trident offers quality associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident has over 32,000 alumni, of which more than 27,000 have a military affiliation and has received acknowledgements from Washington Monthly, Military Times, and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to student success. Visit www.trident.edu, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at to learn more about Trident's wide range of educational options.