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Campbellsville University Named One of Americaís Best Christian Colleges

By Linda Waggener, assistant director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University is one of 137 colleges and universities nationwide to be recognized as “America’s Best Christian Colleges®.”

The independent research/consulting organization, Institutional Research & Evaluation, (IR&E), compiled this eleventh annual listing based on analysis and review of its Annual National College Survey.

Just prior to having been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®, CU received its highest-ever ranking in U.S.News & World Report’s 2008 “America’s Best Colleges” issue, naming Campbellsville University 22nd in the best baccalaureate colleges in the South category and 8th in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category.

“What a wonderful way to begin a second century of Christian higher education,” said President Dr. Michael V. Carter. “These rankings help to validate the emphasis placed on educating the total student at Campbellsville University.”

In order to qualify for America’s Best Christian Colleges®, an institution must be an accredited, four-year school offering bachelor degrees, full residential facilities, have a 2006 freshman class with GPA and or ACT/SAT scores above or equal to the national average, and be affiliated with a recognized Christian denomination.

Campbellsville University is a comprehensive Christian institution and the second largest non-profit, higher education school in Kentucky. CU serves as a major educational resource for a 75-mile radius across rural Kentucky offering 42 undergraduate and 10 graduate degrees with a student population of 2,405. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga., (404)-679-4501, granted the university reaffirmation of accreditation without any conditions in 2004.

Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,405 students who represent 98 Kentucky counties, 25 states and 29 foreign nations. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his ninth year as president.