U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 “Best Colleges” report released this morning ranked Milligan eighth in the list of best regional colleges in the South. In addition, Milligan is ranked No. 3 best value among regional colleges in the South in the report’s “Great Schools at Great Prices” category. The college also is named among “A-Plus Schools for B Students.”
“These rankings, which consider the cost and the quality of the education, indicate that Milligan is a wise economic and academic investment,” said Milligan President Dr. Bill Greer. “We’re pleased again to be a top 10 school in the U.S. News rankings, and I’m especially grateful for another national affirmation of Milligan’s commitment to academic excellence and affordability.”
The “Great Schools at Great Prices” results take into account the school’s academic quality, based on its U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, and the 2012-2013 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal, according to U.S. News.
The most complete version of the exclusive new rankings, data, tables and lists—including extensive statistical profiles for each school and a search tool to enable prospective students and parents to find the college that best fits their needs—is available online at www.usnews.com/colleges. The “Best Colleges 2014” guidebook will be on newsstands Sept. 24.
The U.S. News rankings come on the heels of several other national rankings that spotlight Milligan’s good value and reputation for high quality academics and service. These include a Washington Monthly ranking naming Milligan among the top 25 baccalaureate colleges in the nation and fifth among baccalaureate schools offering the “Best Bang for the Buck.” In addition, Milligan was named a “College of Distinction” by a national college guide that recognizes institutions with great teaching and successful outcomes.
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