U.S. News & World Report has come out with its annual rankings of colleges and universities and once again in Decatur does pretty well.
Agnes Scott College placed No. 17 among national liberal arts colleges in 2012 best value rankings. A story on the college website goes on to note:
“Agnes Scott’s overall Best Colleges’ ranking was No. 68 among national liberal arts colleges, and the college was also ranked in the top 10 among national liberal arts schools for the diversity of its student body and in the top 20 nationally for alumni giving. Last year Agnes Scott students hailed from 43 states and 37 countries and nearly 40 percent were students of color.”
“At a time when so many families are concerned about college cost, Agnes Scott continues to receive national attention for providing exceptional value for the money,” said Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott, in the college website story. “We work continuously to expand and improve the academic opportunities and highly personalized learning experiences we offer our students, including internships, study abroad, mentored research and leadership programs. At the same time, we have kept tuition and other costs as low as possible, with increases well below the national average.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Emory University had the best ranking for Georgia schools, coming in 20th among national public and private universities.
Georgia Tech came in at No. 7 among national public universities. UGA tied for No. 23 with Purdue University.
On the list of national public and private universities, Tech landed at No. 36 and UGA was in a six-way tie for No. 62, the AJC reported.
Spelman College ranked No. 1 among historically black colleges for the fifth consecutive year. Morehouse College was No. 3 and Clark Atlanta University was No. 17.