Southern Wesleyan University listed among America's Best Colleges
Southern Wesleyan University is listed as one of the best master's level universities in the South in the 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News Media Group.
The exclusive rankings, which include more than 1,400 schools nationwide, are available at www.usnews.com/colleges, will also be published in the September issue of the U.S. News & World Report magazine.
Over the past 26 years, the U.S. News college rankings, which groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, has grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities. The America's Best Colleges ranking package, which includes extensive editorial content and multimedia resources, has helped families navigate the difficult decisions involved throughout the college process, from college admission and selection to financing options.
The 2010 America's Best Colleges features the established rankings of the Best National Universities, Best Liberal Arts Colleges and Best Historically Black Colleges and includes rankings of Best Colleges for Financial Aid, A+ Schools for B Students and Up-and-Coming Schools. This year, U.S. News has further expanded the ranking categories to include Best Colleges for Undergraduate Teaching.
In addition to the new list, U.S. News offers an extensive resource of ranking and college information on USNews.com, which hosts the new Advanced Search feature, enabling students and parents to search for colleges based on specific criteria, such as region, cost and financial aid, student body makeup, student activities, sports offered and more.
The 2010 America's Best Colleges package provides the most thorough examination of how more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools compare on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence. Among the many factors weighed in determining the rankings, the key measures of quality are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduation rate performance (National Universities and Liberal Art Colleges).
Southern Wesleyan University prepares students for leadership and graduate study in such fields as religion, education, music, business, medicine, law and a variety of civic and social service professions. Southern Wesleyan offers 35 major areas of study for undergraduates and graduate degrees in the areas of business, education and ministry. The university's main campus is in Central and there are regional learning centers across the state, in locations such as Greenville, Columbia, Charleston and North Augusta.