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Citadel News Service
18 Aug 2006

The Citadel ranked the No. 2 best value in the South by U.S. NEWS


After being ranked No. 7 last year, U.S. News & World Report has named The Citadel the No. 2 best value in the South for 2007.

The Citadel was also ranked in several other categories in the annual higher education ratings:
-          In the category of best public universities in the South offering up to a master’s degree the college is ranked No. 3.
-          Among the best public and private universities in the South offering up to a master’s degree but few, if any, doctoral programs, The Citadel is ranked No. 7.
-          The School of Engineering ranked No. 36 among the nation’s best undergraduate engineering programs.
Last year, U.S. News & World Report ranked the college seventh in the South for best value. The year before the college was No. 8. The move to the No. 2 best value in the South reflects the college’s diligent cost-saving efforts aimed at minimizing the impact of tuition increases on students and their families.
“It is nice to be recognized nationally as a great buy in higher education,” said Curt Holland, vice president of finance and business affairs. “We tell people that, but it’s significant to have U.S. News reinforcing that with our parents and other constituents.”
The annual U.S. News ranking categorizes colleges and universities by region and by the programs offered. The Citadel is in the group of institutions offering a full range of undergraduate and master's programs. The engineering school is ranked with undergraduate programs nationwide.
The U.S. News rankings appear in the 2007 edition of America's Best Colleges guidebook, which is available at U.S. News Online at and in the magazine on newsstands Aug. 28.
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