August 20, 1999
CHARLESTON, S.C. The Citadel has been ranked first (up from 2nd last year) in the South among regional universities in the category of "best college values" in U.S. News & World Reports annual ranking of colleges. The Citadel once again ranked third in the category of "top regional public schools" for the third consecutive year. The college also ranked eighth (down from 6th last year) in the South in the category of best regional universities. The rankings will appear in the 14th annual edition of "Americas Best Colleges" guidebook which will hit newsstands and bookstores on Monday, August 23. All the rankings will also be available on U.S. News Online, http://www.usnews.com on Friday, August 20.
The Citadel again received high marks for academic reputation, cost, graduation and retention rates and student/faculty ratio. This years ratings mark the seventh consecutive time The Citadel earned a slot in the survey among best buys among colleges, and the 14th time the college was ranked in the prestigious college guidebook. Additional information on The Citadel is available online at: http://www.citadel.edu.
MGen John S. Grinalds, The Citadels President said, "We are extremely proud to be recognized as the premier educational value in the South. The ranking clearly reflects our continued commitment to academic excellence and leadership education and further demonstrates that 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.