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The Citadel Ranks 2nd Among U.S. News & World Report's Best Values

CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug 21. – The Citadel has been ranked 2nd in the South among regional universities in the category of "best college values" in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of colleges. The Citadel also ranked 6th (up from 8th last year) in the South in the category of best regional universities. The rankings will appear in the 12th annual edition of "America’s Best Colleges" guidebook which will hit newsstands and bookstores on Monday, August 24. All the rankings will also be available on U.S. News Online ( on Friday, August 21.

          The Citadel again received high marks for academic reputation, cost, graduation and retention rates, and student/faculty ratio. This year’s ratings mark the 6th consecutive time The Citadel earned a slot in the survey among best buys among colleges, and the 13th time the college was ranked in the prestigious college guidebook. Additional information on The Citadel is available online at:

          MGen John S. Grinalds, The Citadel’s president said, "We are extremely proud to be recognized as one of the premier educational values in the South. The ranking demonstrates our continued commitment to academic excellence and leadership education. We offer an excellent education at an attractive price."

          The best value rankings were developed to provide a realistic measure of value by relating the cost of attending an institution to the quality of education.



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