Meredith College Again Ranks in U.S. News Top 10

Meredith College has again made the top 10 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the South’s Best Regional Colleges.  The College ranked #6 in the 2015 edition.

Meredith has consistently been ranked in the top 10 by the publication, whose latest rankings were released on September 9.

Meredith was also named to the “Great Schools, Great Prices” list, ranked 9th among regional colleges in the South. U.S. News describes this ranking as “taking into account a school’s academic quality and the 2013-14 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid.” The publication’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” list considers quality as well as cost.

The U.S. News ranking system places colleges and universities in one of four categories: national universities, national liberal arts colleges, regional universities and regional colleges.

U.S. News divides colleges and universities by the following regions: North, South, West and Midwest. Schools are ranked using several indicators including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources (class size, faculty/student ratio, percentage of full-time faculty), student selectivity (average SAT scores, acceptance rate) and alumni giving percentage.

College of Distinction

The U.S. News top 10 is just the latest accolade earned by Meredith. This fall, Meredith College was also named a College of Distinction for 2014-15. Colleges are selected for the Colleges of Distinction guide based on excellence in Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus communities, and successful outcomes. Learn more about Colleges of Distinction 

Melyssa Allen

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