College Choice has published its annual ranking of best Catholic colleges and universities, among the 75 mentioned on the list is Providence College and Newport’s Salve Regina University.

Katie Amondson, Associate Editor of the ranking says, “Catholic Colleges and Universities are not meant for Catholics alone. An education that focuses on the entire person is a valuable education whether you identify as religious or not. Further, many of American’s top Catholic Colleges and Universities are recognized as premier academic institutions. In our ranking you will find schools that range from small liberal arts colleges in rural towns to large, world-renown research universities.”

The College Choice 2016 Rankings of the Best Catholic Colleges and Universities takes into account several key factors to ensure that you get the best rate of return on your educational investment. These factors include college reputation, net cost, average financial aid packages, and average starting graduate salary.

University of Notre Dame tops the list, followed by Georgetown University and Villanova University.

Other ranked schools include (alphabetically ordered):

Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI

Assumption CollegeWorcester, MA

Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY

Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, MA

Canisius CollegeBuffalo, NY

Catholic University of AmericaWashington, DC

Christian Brothers UniversityMemphis, TN

Clark University, Worcester, MA

College of the Holy CrossBoston, MA

Creighton UniversityOmaha, NE

DePaul UniversityChicago, IL

Dominican University, River Forest, IL

Duquesne UniversityPittsburgh, PA

Fairfield UniversityFairfield, CT

Fordham UniversityNew York, NY

Gannon UniversityErie, PA

Georgetown UniversityWashington, DC

Gonzaga UniversitySpokane, WA

John Carroll UniversityUniversity Heights, OH

La Salle UniversityPhiladelphia, PA

Le Moyne CollegeSyracuse, NY

Lewis UniversityRomeoville, IL

Loyola Marymount UniversityLos Angeles, CA

Loyola University ChicagoChicago, IL

Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Loyola University New OrleansNew Orleans, LA

Manhattan CollegeNew York, NY

Marquette UniversityMilwaukee, WI

Marymount University, Arlington, VA

Marywood UniversityScranton, PA

Molloy CollegeRockville Centre, NY

Mount Saint Mary’s UniversityEmmitsburg, MD

Niagara University, Niagara Univ, NY

Notre Dame of Maryland UniversityBaltimore, MD

Regis UniversityDenver, CO

Rockhurst UniversityKansas City, MO

Saint Louis UniversitySaint Louis, MO

Santa Clara UniversitySanta Clara, CA

Seattle UniversitySeattle, WA

Seton Hall UniversitySouth Orange, NJ

Siena CollegeAlbany, NY

Spring Hill CollegeMobile, AL

St. Ambrose UniversityDavenport, IA

St. Bonaventure UniversityAllegany, NY

St. Catherine University, St Paul, MN

St. Edward’s UniversityAustin, TX

St. Francis University, Loretto, PA

St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD

St. John’s College, Sante Fe, NM

St. John’s UniversityQueens, NY

St. John’s UniversityMinneapolis, MN

St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

St. Lawrence UniversityCanton, NY

St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

St. Mary’s College of CaliforniaMoraga, CA

St. Mary’s University of San AntonioSan Antonio, TX

St. Olaf CollegeNorthfield, MN

St. Peter’s University, Jersey City, NJ

St. Xavier UniversityChicago, IL

Thomas More CollegeCrestview Hills, KY

University of DallasDallas, TX

University of DaytonDayton, OH

University of Detroit MercyDetroit, MI

University of Notre DameNotre Dame, IN

University of PortlandPortland, OR

University of San DiegoSan Diego, CA

University of San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA

University of ScrantonScranton, PA

University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

University of St. Thomas, St Paul, MN

University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX

Villanova UniversityPhiladelphia, PA

Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

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