The Citadel ranks No. 3 among the South's top public universities in the 2004 college rankings published by U.S. News & World Report.
The news magazine also ranked The Military College of South Carolina:
Engineering students are among the most highly recruited students at The Citadel. This month, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology reaccredited the college's civil and electrical engineering programs.
The annual ranking groups colleges and universities by region and by the programs offered. The Citadel falls in the category of universities offering a full range of undergraduate and master's programs. The engineering program is ranked with undergraduate programs nationwide.
The U.S. News & World Report rankings will appear in the 2004 edition of "America's Best Colleges" guidebook, which will be available at U.S. News Online at http://www.usnews.com at 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 22.
Citadel President Maj. Gen. John Grinalds said he is pleased with the rankings.
"Our goal is to be No. 1 in the development of the whole person," he said. "We remain focused on preparing Citadel graduates to become principled leaders in all walks of life by instilling core values in a disciplined academic environment."