PSC earns U.S. News’ No. 3 Most Innovative

Sep 14, 2021 | News

U.S. News and World Report released its 2022 Best Colleges Rankings this week, in which Paul Smith’s College received four distinctions, including the No. 3 mark for Most Innovative Schools.

The college also jumped five spots in the Regional Colleges (North) category, from No. 27 to 22, and improved its Best Colleges for Veterans standing to No. 12.

In the Top Performers on Social Mobility category, a relatively new award offered by U.S. News that measures an institution’s ability to graduate economically disadvantaged students, Paul Smith’s College placed 40th among all northern colleges.

Paul Smith’s College has now spent four consecutive years in the Most Innovative Schools’ top three, a reflection of improvements in curriculum, faculty, students, campus life and facility technology, according to the ranking body.

U.S. News and World Report is widely recognized for its annual collegiate rankings. Paul Smith’s full profile can be found at

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