February 6, 2020 – Cypress, CA – Trident University International (Trident) has been named to Washington Monthly’s 2019 National University Rankings, placing at #80. Regionally, Trident comes in at #13 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 performed particularly well in the social mobility category at #12 on the National University Rankings list. The factors contributing to the total social mobility score include graduation rate, the affordability of an institution, and the financial success of graduates.
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 opened its doors in 1998 with its Ph.D. in Business Administration program. The University currently offers six online doctoral-level degrees as well as a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Completion program.
The methodology and full dataset for Washington Monthly’s 2019 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 at AIU
Founded in 1998, Trident at American InterContinental University (Trident) is part of an online postsecondary university serving adult learners. 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 is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) and has more than 22,000 alumni with a military affiliation. The University has received multiple 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.