The Citadel and College of Charleston received high marks from U.S. News and World Report in its annual college rankings. Rankings play a factor in student recruitment, according to an undergraduate admissions director in South Carolina.
Published Sept. 13, 2012
Among its many university lists, U.S. News ranks the best national universities, liberal arts schools, public schools and business programs based on graduation rates, student retention and selectivity, financial resources and other factors.
Universities throughout South Carolina were mentioned in various lists.
Clemson University ranked No. 25 for top public schools for national universities, and the University of South Carolina ranked No. 1 for its undergraduate international business program.
Clemson University ranked No. 68, the University of South Carolina ranked No. 115 and S.C. State University ranked No. 147 on the national university rankings. National universities are those that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs. Both public and private universities are on the list.
“Prospective students and their parents are sensitive to these rankings, and they play a factor in student recruitment,” said Robert Barkley, director of undergraduate admissions at Clemson, in a news release.
For the liberal arts college rankings, Furman University of Greenville ranked No. 49; Wofford College of Spartanburg ranked No. 63; Presbyterian College of Clinton ranked No. 121; and Erskine College of Due West ranked No. 156.
Clemson also ranked No. 7 for up-and-coming schools for national universities and ranked No. 77 for best graduate engineering schools.
On the graduate level, USC also ranked No. 64 for best business schools, No. 3 for the international business program and No. 25 for part-time MBA programs.