U.S. News America's Best Colleges, 2001 Rankings
Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120
Centenary Again No.
1 "Best Value" Among South's Regional
Universities in U.S. News "America's
Best Colleges" Survey
SHREVEPORT, LA -- Where
will you get the most for your money? Among Southern colleges and
universities, that's at Centenary College, according to U.S. News &
Report, which once again ranks Centenary in the No. 1 spot among the
Top 15 in the region.
The magazine released
its annual Best Colleges survey today (Friday, Sept. 1) on its web site.
The announcement marked the third time that Centenary has been ranked first
or second in the Best Value regional rankings. Centenary was listed
at No. 2 last year (1999-2000) and No. 1 the previous year (1998-99).
U.S. News noted
that it measures value by relating a school's quality ranking with the
net cost to a student who receives the average level of financial aid.
In addition, for the
11th consecutive year, U.S. News recognized Centenary's commitment
to excellence by ranking it in a separate listing of top colleges and universities
in the South. This year, Centenary is ranked No. 12 among institutions
identified as the South's "Best Regional Universities."
Centenary is listed
among the Top 31 Southern universities, based on 16 measures of excellence,
in the magazine's Sept 11, 2000 issue and in the 2001 edition of
the U.S. News guidebook, America's Best Colleges. Both
are available on newsstands Sept. 4.
rankings, U.S. News looks at colleges' academic reputation, retention
rate, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation
rate performance, and alumni giving.
Kenneth L. Schwab said the continued national recognition underscores Centenary's
reputation for excellence, an outstanding faculty and staff, and a student-centered
environment. "Once again, we are pleased that a national audience
will be reminded that Centenary College of Louisiana continues to be an
outstanding educational institution that encourages leadership and an education
for a lifetime," he said.
Founded in 1825 and
the nation's oldest private college west of the Mississippi River, Centenary
is a selective liberal arts college that encourages leadership, citizenship
and community service. The college offers 44 majors in its Natural
Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities divisions.
Other Louisiana schools
named to the regional list were Loyola University in seventh place and
Xavier University of Louisiana in 18th place. Both are located in
New Orleans. In the Best Value ranking, Loyola was listed at No. 12.
The following are schools
named "Best Values: Regional Universities: South" by U.S.
COLLEGE OF LOUISIANA
of Richmond (VA)
4. Rollins College
5. Stetson University
6. Murray State
7. Samford University
8. Queens College
8. Spring Hill
10. Harding University
11. East Carolina
12. Loyola University
13. Mercer University
14. James Madison
15. Appalachian State
The "Southern Universities,
Top Schools," list follows.
1. University of Richmond (VA)
2. James Madison University (VA)
2. Rollins College (FL)
4. Stetson University (FL)
5. Samford University (AL)
6. Mary Washington College (VA)
7. The Citadel (SC)
7. Loyola University New Orleans
9. Mercer University (GA)
10. Appalachian State University (NC)
11. Elon College (NC)
12. CENTENARY COLLEGE OF LOUISIANA
12. Converse College (SC)
12. Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)
15. College of Charleston (SC)
15. Spring Hill College (AL)
17. Meredith College (NC)
18. Belmont University (TN)
18. Xavier University of Louisiana
20. Harding University (AR)
20. Mississippi College
20. Murray State University (KY)
20. University of North Carolina - Charlotte
24. Hampton University (VA)
25. Embry Riddle Aeronautical (FL)
25. University of North Carolina - Wilmington
27. Bellarmine College (KY)
27. Christian Brothers University (TN)
27. East Carolina University (NC)
27. Winthrop University (SC)
31. Queens College (NC)
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