By Ashley Rader
Most recently it was announced that Milligan College was ranked in the top 10 regional colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report, and that the college is a Military Friendly School.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 “Best Colleges” report released Tuesday morning ranked Milligan eighth in the list of best regional colleges in the South. In addition, Milligan is ranked No. 3 best value among regional colleges in the South in the report’s “Great Schools at Great Prices” category. The college also is named among “A-Plus Schools for B Students.”
“These rankings, which consider the cost and the quality of the education, indicate that Milligan is a wise economic and academic investment,” said Milligan President Dr. Bill Greer. “We’re pleased again to be a top 10 school in the U.S. News rankings, and I’m especially grateful for another national affirmation of Milligan’s commitment to academic excellence and affordability.”
The “Great Schools at Great Prices” results take into account the school’s academic quality, based on its U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, and the 2012-2013 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal, according to U.S. News.
“This shows that we are a quality academic institution and a wise economic investment,” said Chandrea Shell, Milligan College Director of Public Relations. “We are proud and honored to be one of the top 10 regional colleges in the south.”
Milligan College was named to the Military Friendly Schools list , by Victory Media, for the fifth year in a row. The Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
“We are honored to be included on this list,” Greer said. “Students who have served in the military are great examples of servant leaders. Their experience and perspective enrich our campus community, and the education they receive here prepares them well for lives of continued service.”
The two announcements are just a few of the honors the college has ranked up over the past few weeks. Honors for the college include:
• “Best College to Work For” by the Chronicle for Higher Education.
• “College of Distinction” by Colleges of Distinction.
• “Best Bang for the Buck” by Washington Monthly magazine.
• “Top 25 Baccalaureate Colleges in the Nation” by Washington Monthly magazine.