Anderson University Moves Up in U.S. News Top Tier for 5th Consecutive Year
Named #1 “Up and Coming” institution of its kind in The South.
Anderson University jumped four spots to
#21 in the top tier of the southern region for 2011 according to the
just-released rankings from U.S. News
& World Report. In addition, Anderson University was ranked the #1 “Up
and Coming” school of its kind in the South – the first time it has achieved
the top ranking.
magazine publishes a list of universities in America that “other schools should
be watching,” called the “Up and Coming” list. Anderson has earned inclusion on
that list for three consecutive years. The number of schools selected
nationally as “Up and Coming” has been narrowed from 77 last year to just 68
this year. The list of 68 was divided into regions with Anderson taking the top
spot among colleges in the South ahead of High Point in North Carolina (2) and
Campbellsville in Kentucky (3).
“We are always
very pleased when our quality is recognized in the various annual rankings,
particularly those based on a combination of both objective institutional data
and peer assessment,” said Anderson University president Evans Whitaker. “Our
faculty and students continue to distinguish our institution through their many
accomplishments and we are delighted that their work seems to gain increased
attention with each passing year.”
Wednesday at Anderson, which appears to be on track to shatter last year’s
record enrollment. Although the final headcount won’t be official for several
weeks, a record 611 new students arrived on campus over last weekend compared
to the record 547 last year.
is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist
Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the
Top Tier (top 21) of colleges and universities in the South, and one of 68 “Up and Coming” schools to watch in
America,” by U. S. News & World
Report. It is the #1 “Up and Coming” school in The South according to that
publication. Anderson has also
been named 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.