U.S. News annual college report: Berry no. 8 in ‘regional universities south’ as well as no. 5 in value; Shorter no. 33 (tie) in ‘regional colleges south.’ Plus: More Georgia, neighboring campuses.

U.S. News annual college report: Berry no. 8 in ‘regional universities south’ as well as no. 5 in value; Shorter no. 33 (tie) in ‘regional colleges south.’ Plus: More Georgia, neighboring campuses.

Fall photo courtesy of Berry College’s Instagram page in 2016.

 

The 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges is out with Princeton, Williams earning the top marks. Below please find a look at our local colleges, key colleges across the state and those in adjacent states. U.S. News includes a search bar should we want more on these colleges and universities or others.

Berry College: No. 8 out of 149 campuses in the regional universities south index. Profile

  • Berry finished no. 5 in best values for regional universities south. Ranking
  • It also was no. 331 (tie) in the national list of business programs.

Shorter University: Tied at 33 out of 110 campuses in the regional colleges south index. Profile

Some other schools from Georgia and how they ranked:

Georgia Tech: No. 34 in National Universities

Georgia: No. 54 (tie) in National Universities.

Mercer: No. 133 (tie) in National Universities.

Georgia State: No. 223 (tie) in National Universities

Kennesaw State: Not ranked.

University of West Georgia; Not ranked.

Colleges in bordering states

University of Florida: No. 42 in National Universities.

Clemson:  No. 67 in National Universities.

Florida State: No. 81 in National Universities.

Auburn: No. 103 (tie) in National Universities.

Tennessee: No. 103 (tie) in National Universities.

Alabama: No. 110 in National Universities.

UT Chattanooga: No. 57 in Regional Universities South

Jacksonville State: No. 89 (tie)  in Regional Universities South

The background you want to know:

“In the 2018 edition, there are data on more than 1,800 colleges and universities, including almost 1,400 ranked institutions.

“Schools report most of the data to U.S. News via an extensive survey. They are divided into categories such as National Universities, which offer a range of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and emphasize research, and National Liberal Arts Colleges, which focus on undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in liberal arts fields.

 “Schools are evaluated on up to 15 indicators of excellence, such as class size, standardized test scores of incoming students and average graduation rate. As part of the methodology, U.S. News also looks at schools’ predicted six-year graduation rate. This year, for National Universities only, that analysis included the proportion of science, technology, engineering and math degrees out of the total degrees granted, to account for the greater difficulty STEM-focused schools typically have in achieving high graduation rates.”
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