AMONG THE 'BEST IN THE SOUTHEAST'
BY THE PRINCETON REVIEW
ATHENS, W.Va. - Concord University has again been selected among the top colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review. In the “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” online feature Concord is listed as one of 138 institutions in the “Best in the Southeast” category.
Institutions receiving this designation are spotlighted for their academic excellence. The Princeton Review also uses answers from student surveys in the selection process.
The rating score categories include: Academics, Admissions Selectivity, Financial Aid, Fire Safety, Quality of Life, and Green. The Princeton Review explains the criteria for each rating score on its site at www.princetonreview.com/college/college-ratings.aspx
The 12 states in the Southeast category are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
A total of 643 colleges are included among the “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” Along with the Southeast, schools representing the Northeast, Midwest and West are also featured. Collectively, these institutions named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.
The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) is an education services company known for its test-prep programs, and college and graduate school guides. The company is headquartered in Framingham, Mass., and delivers its programs via a network of more than 5,000 teachers and tutors in the United States and internationally.
AMONG THE BEST REGIONAL COLLEGES IN THE SOUTH
ATHENS, W.Va. - Concord University has been named among the Best Regional Colleges South in the 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges.
According to the report, Concord ranks as the number one public institution in West Virginia among Regional Colleges South and places fifth in the top five public schools in that category.
The annual publication, released Sept. 9, ranks Concord University in the first tier of the Regional Colleges South category. Of the 75 institutions in this category, Concord ranks 50. Concord has consistently placed in the top tier of Best Colleges for the past 10 years.
Schools are categorized by mission using the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s classification of higher education institutions. According to this classification system, undergraduate study is the primary focus at Regional Colleges.
The rankings are based on criteria that measure academic quality. Each institution is evaluated in areas such as graduation rate, SAT and ACT scores, and student/faculty ratio. Calculations are also determined by ranking institutions in each category against their peers.
U.S. News & World Report has also honored Concord University in its Best Colleges for Veterans rankings. CU is ranked sixteenth in the Regional Colleges South category for 2015.
According to U.S. News & World Report, these institutions are “the top-ranked schools in the 2015 Best Colleges rankings that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members apply for, pay for and complete their degrees.”
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ATHENS, W.Va. – Continuing a tradition of providing a veteran-friendly environment for student veterans and military personnel, Concord University has been named one of the top institutions for veterans by Military Times EDGE magazine. Concord is ranked third in the nation among four-year colleges in the Best for Vets: College 2014 rankings released by the publication on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.
The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times
The rankings factored in service member enrollment, percentage of tuition covered by the GI Bill, and availability of specific programs to help service members.
The extensive evaluation process also factored in statistics commonly used to track student success and academic quality, including student loan default rates, retention rates, graduation rates and student-faculty ratio.
Established in 2009, the Concord University Veterans Office works with United States veterans, reservists and active duty service members to utilize educational benefits from the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The office also works with student veterans in areas from tutoring and counseling to housing and extra-curricular activities.
The full rankings include 86 four-year schools, 20 online and nontraditional schools and 14 two-year schools. They are being published in the November issue of Military Times EDGE magazine and online at MilitaryTimes.com. For the full Best for Vets: Colleges 2014 rankings, go to militarytimes.com/bestforvets-colleges2014.