Once again, Regis University earned a top spot in U.S. News & World Report’ s college listing.

This is the 16th consecutive year it has landed a top-tier rating. Regis University was ranked 28th in the Western United States in the Best Regional Universities category, competing against its peer group of 100 schools in the West Region.

“Being consistently ranked as a top school by U.S. News & World Report reflects our commitment to academic excellence and our mission of educating men and women to be leaders in the services of others,” said Patricia Ladewig, vice president for Academic Affairs.

Regional colleges and universities are ranked based on several measures of quality, including graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, peer assessment, financial resource, alumni giving and student selectivity.

Regis is one of the few universities in the category that offers doctorate degrees.