Southern Adventist University has been named one of the “Best Regional Colleges” in the South for 2012 by U.S. News & World Report. Southern is in the top half of the Top Tier, coming in at number 30 of the 73 Top Tier Colleges. That ranking represents a one spot improvement over last year's designation, and is the tenth consecutive year the school has been listed as a Top Tier college.
“This distinction is evidence of the success of our top quality programs, faculty, and the Christian environment we provide for both undergraduate and graduate students,” says Vinita Sauder, vice president for Strategic Initiative. “We are very pleased to be in the Top Tier category again this year.”
There are many factors weighed in determining the rankings. The key measures of quality are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty, financial resources, and alumni participation.
“Hearing we are ranked in the Top Tier solidifies the feeling that I made the right decision in choosing a college,” says Laurence Clayton, junior marketing major. “I get an Adventist education, as well as a great school to have on my resume.”
To view the complete rankings, visit the U.S. News & World Report website.