Carson-Newman College is once again making the grade in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of Best Colleges.
The Jefferson City school is ranked 12th among "Best Colleges in the South" and is in the Top Ten in the publication's "Great Schools, Great Prices" section. C-N moved up one position from last year's regional list.
"We are always encouraged by laudatory rankings, but what pleases us most is the reality behind the ranking," said Dr. Randall O'Brien, C-N president. "Coupled with our receipt of the President's Award for General Community Service earlier this year, this citation of our academic strength confirms that we are fulfilling our mission to be 'intentionally Christian, academically rigorous, student-focused, and future-minded.' On top of that, we have once again been championed as offering a good deal on a great education."
The publication takes several factors into account when making the rankings, including the school's academic quality, graduation and retention rates, and financial resources.
The report can be found here.