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Citadel News Service

September 2, 2000

U.S. News ranks The Citadel
a top Southern institution

Engineering ranks #21 nationwide

The 2001 rankings of America's best colleges by U.S. News and World Report gave The Citadel high marks in comparison with its peer institutions in the South, and singled out the engineering program for national ranking. In the rankings released on September 1st, The Citadel ranked Number 3 in the category of Best public southern universities.

Other categories where The Citadel placed include:

  • Best southern universities (public and private) - Number 7

  • Best undergraduate engineering program at a school with only bachelors and masters degrees -- Number 21

  • Most students living on campus -- In the top group with 100 percent.

The college was grouped in the category of 505 regional universities that offer comprehenisve undergraduate programs and some master's degrees but no doctoral programs. That category was further subdivided into four geographic regions.

The U.S. News and World Report survey uses data collected from colleges and universities, and develops the rankings based on a statistical assessment of 16 academic standards. Those standards are based on data measuring such such factors as academic reputation, retention of students, graduation rates, resources for faculty, student selectivity and alumni giving.




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