U.S. News Ranks Covenant #9 in South
U.S. News & World Report continues to rank Covenant College as one of the top regional colleges in the South. In its 2016 edition of Best Colleges, U.S. News ranked Covenant #9 among regional colleges in the South, noting Covenant’s freshman retention rate, low class size, and student-to-faculty ratio. At 85%, Covenant College’s freshman retention rate ranks first among other regional colleges in the South.
U.S. News recognized the College’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, naming Covenant the #6 regional college in the South for veterans. The Yellow Ribbon Program provides veterans with resources to fund higher education pursuits.
“We are delighted once again to be ranked in the top ten in the South among regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report,” said Dr. Jeff Hall, vice president for academic affairs. “It is worth noting that there is nothing in these rankings that rates the missional faithfulness of colleges. Our commitment to the preeminence of Christ in all things is the starting point and goal for all of our endeavors. We hope that faithfulness to this mission is our most notable feature.”
U.S. News rankings are based on several criteria, including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, acceptance rates, financial resources, and alumni giving. These criteria, which U.S. News calls “measures of quality,” are given various weights and combined to determine a school’s overall score.
Read the full U.S. News rankings here.