"Being ranked among the top 10 best regional universities is extremely gratifying and is a testament to our dedicated faculty and staff and motivated students", said David Yellen, president of Marist College.
BYU broke into the top 100 on the list back in September 2014, when it was ranked 62.
Auburn University is ranked in a tie, along with the University of Tennessee and the University of SC, at No. 46 among public schools and 103 on the national list. It ranked fourth in last year's survey. Categories are Regional Colleges, Regional Universities, National Universities and National Liberal Arts Colleges.
The U.S. News rankings are based on peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, class size, the academic quality of the freshmen class, student selectivity, and alumni giving.
Five other colleges and universities tied with BYU for 61st place in the rankings with a score of 60 out of 100 possible points - Maryland, Fordham, Southern Methodist, Syracuse and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
The top 10 national universities according to the report are Princeton University, Harvard University, University of Chicago, Yale University, Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University and California Institute of Technology.
In Georgia, Emory University was ranked No. 21.
As for the ranking of Utah's instate institutions, two - the University of Utah and Utah State University - earned placement in the National Universities category.
The university's J. Mack Robinson College of Business was 64th, tied with 13 other schools, in the magazine's ranking of undergraduate business programs.
Georgia State's First-Year Experience program was among those identified by U.S. News as "outstanding examples of academic programs that are believed to lead to student success".