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To be a premier university begins with shared mission and a strong sense of self-worth. It also requires establishing our position or reputation relative to other well-respected institutions. US News & World Report ranks Dominican in the top tier of Midwest master’s-level universities, so we look to the top of this class for indicators of where and how to achieve premier status.
The University Planning Committee has selected the following aspirant group of Midwest master’s universities:
  • Valparaiso (IN)
  • Creighton (NE)
  • Drake (IA)
  • Bradley (IL)
  • Butler University (IN)
  • John Carroll (OH)
Although we do not aspire to be just like these institutions, Dominican seeks to craft its own definition of premier, enhancing academic reputation in ways that preserve and promote the distinctive identity of the university.