NEWBERRY — Newberry College ranks among the nation’s top regional colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 ranking of America’s Best Colleges, featured at http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/ and available today on newsstands.
Data from more than 1,500 colleges and universities nationwide was collected to determine this year’s rankings, placing Newberry No. 34 among the first tier of the 100 best baccalaureate colleges in the southern region.
This is the highest ranking Newberry has received to date.
The college has launched several new initiatives, as part of campus-wide efforts to expand its academic profile and enhance the student experience, including the re-establishment of an accounting program, and development of an athletic training pre-professional program.
“Students at Newberry College are challenged by dedicated, nationally-recognized faculty in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge in a learning environment where there is a conscious, caring effort to optimize the opportunities for students to fully engage in their personal quest for academic achievement and career success,” said Newberry College President Maurice Scherrens. “Students advance on this journey through critical thinking, leadership development, ethical decision-making and a commitment to the core values of global awareness and community service.”
The college has a long tradition of providing educational opportunities for a diverse population of students, offering a strong liberal arts foundation with specialized professional degree programs, including one of the only undergraduate forensic chemistry programs in the state and a music program widely known for its annual jazz festival.
U.S. News & World Report defines a baccalaureate college as an institution that focuses on undergraduate education while offering a wide range of degree programs in the liberal arts as well as professional fields, such as business and education.
For information about admission to Newberry College, visit www.newberry.edu.