U.S. News & World Report Ranks Concord University Among The Best Regional Colleges In The South

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 09 2014

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu







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.”

For more information visit http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges




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