U.S.News & World Report Again Ranks Covenant #4
In its 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges, U.S.News & World Report once again ranks Covenant College #4 among baccalaureate colleges in the South.
U.S. News ranked Covenant #8 in the "Best Values" category in its field. It announced that Covenant has the 2nd highest graduation rate and 8th highest freshmen retention rate among baccalaureate colleges in the South. Covenant was ranked #6 in the "Economic Diversity Among Top-Ranked Schools" category.
"We are pleased with this recognition for the overall quality of our program and students, as well as the overall value of a Covenant College education," said Covenant College President Niel Nielson, "and we are grateful that students and their families can consider this very positive report along with Covenant's many other features and benefits in their college decision process.
"At the same time, our 'bottom line' is not what U.S. News says about us; it's the faithful pursuit of our founding and ongoing purpose--to explore and express the preeminence of Jesus Christ in every aspect of the College--that is our highest aspiration."
This marks Covenant's 2nd consecutive year being ranked #4 among baccalaureate colleges in the South, having risen steadily within the top ten over the past seven years.