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Anderson University Moves Up In US News Rankings


Anderson University continues its steady ascent in the annual U. S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges rankings. This year, Anderson advances eight spots to be named among the 25 best institutions of its type in the South.

The university was also named for the second consecutive year to the publication’s list of the 77 colleges and universities in the America that “everyone should be watching,” formerly “up and coming schools.” The listing is an affirmation by college presidents, deans, and admissions directors across the country that Anderson is gaining attention in a big way for its innovation and advancements.  Other institutions on the list include Emory, NC State, Davidson, University of Richmond, and Quinnipiac.


Coming off the largest enrollment in its history last year, Anderson continues to advance its academic and student life programs along with its influence and reputation.  And it appears that Anderson will set another enrollment record this year as official statistics settle out over the next few days.


Examples of Anderson’s forward momentum include numerous advancements over the last year.  These include quadrupling the campus acreage, adding three new graduate programs, the addition of off-campus and online programs, and a significant improvement in student retention.


Anderson University is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier (top 25) of colleges and universities in the South by U. S. News & World Report.  It was also recently among the top 11 Southern universities whose graduates accumulate the least amount of educational debt and one of “Americas 100 Best College Buys.” Located in the Upstate region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.


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