UW News

June 10, 2019

UW is a top place to work in Washington, and top school nationally for LGBTQIA+ students

UW News

"UW Pride" sticker with flagpole in background

Pride month celebrated on campus.Rebecca Gourley

The University of Washington has been ranked the No. 5 best place to work in the state by Forbes. The UW also topped the national list of best colleges for LGBTQIA+ students published by Best Colleges, an organization that ranks higher education institutions in various categories.

The Forbes ranking puts the UW as the top academic employer in the state and the No. 1 public institution to work for. The fifth overall ranking follows private companies Costco, Google, Boeing and Nordstrom. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees in the magazine’s first state-by-state ranking of America’s best employers.

Separately, Best Colleges named the UW as the No. 1 school for LGBTQIA+ students. The publication pointed out the UW’s welcoming admissions fairs, Q Center and Lavender Graduation as some of the university’s pride points. Academic pursuit of LGBTQIA+ topics with an engaged faculty also helped put the UW on top.

Earlier this year, Forbes ranked the UW as one of the best value schools in the U.S.