By Amber Meade, communications assistant, Office of University Communications
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – For the seventh year in a row, Campbellsville University has been named to the best regional universities in the South, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released recently.
U.S. News and World Report states, “To make valid comparisons, schools are grouped by academic mission into 10 distinct rankings. Regional Universities offer a broad scope of undergraduate degrees and some master’s degree programs but few, if any, doctoral programs. We ranked them in four geographical groups: North, South, Midwest and West.”
Campbellsville University continues to improve as she is ranked in the top 100 Best Regional Universities South. The other states that have universities ranked in the south region are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, said, “We are pleased that the national rankings affirm Campbellsville University again in the top 100. This reflects the continued quality and professionalism that is the fabric of this institution. I salute my colleagues across all of our locations.”
CU was also ranked in Top Performers on Social Mobility Regional Universities South by U.S. News & World Report.
“An important factor that this latest survey reveals is Campbellsville University’s impact on the social mobility of students. Our school has been recognized as a leader in helping students overcome economic and other social barriers to be successful. This is fundamental to our mission,” Carter said.
U.S. News says that economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college. But some colleges are more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants.
Campbellsville University has been ranked in U.S. News’ “America’s Best Colleges” for 27 consecutive years.
Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 12,000 students offering over 100 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has Kentucky based off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville. Out-of-state centers include two in California at Los Angeles and Lathrop, located in the San Francisco Bay region. The website for complete information is www.campbellsville.edu.
Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.