Northern Arizona University recently was named a top college in the inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of U.S. colleges.

The ranking is based on 15 factors across four categories: Forty percent of each school’s overall score comes from student outcomes, including how they fare after leaving campus, 30 percent from the school’s resources, 20 percent from how well it engages its students and 10 percent from the learning environment, or diversity.

NAU ranked in the 601-800 band out of 1,061 institutions and scored highest for engagement with its students. 

Read more about the methodology online.