U.S.News names The Citadel one of the best Southern colleges
The Citadel has received top recognition in the U.S.News & World Report college rankings.
college is ranked No. 2 for top public universities in the South offering
up to master's degree and for the fifth straight year the School of Engineering
has ranked among the top 50 in the country. This year the school is ranked
"It is gratifying to see external, independent sources rate a Citadel education as outstanding," said Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds, president of the college. "The real measure of a Citadel education, however, lies with the achievement of our graduates. Citadel alumni hold top positions in business, government, the military and the professions and we are extremely proud of their successes."
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department was established in 1912 and became fully accredited by what is now the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in 1936. Engineering students are among the most highly recruited students at The Citadel. There are approximately 400 enrolled in the civil and electrical engineering programs.
"I believe that what makes our programs stand out is the highly qualified faculty in both departments that are committed to teaching excellence," said Dennis Fallon, dean of the School of Engineering.
The annual U.S.News
ranking groups colleges and universities by region and by the programs
offered. The Citadel falls in the category of institutions offering a
full range of undergraduate and master's programs. The engineering program
is ranked with undergraduate programs nationwide.
A day before
the U.S.News rankings were published on Aug. 20, The Princeton
Review's student opinion survey ranked The Citadel among 136 colleges
named "Best in the Southeast." The complete report is available