Spring Hill College Remains a Great Value and Holds Its Top 15 Ranking by U.S. News & World Report

Tue, 01/30/2007 (All day)

Aug 18, 2006

MOBILE, Ala. — Spring Hill College continues to be a Great Value and to rank among the best in the South, according to “U.S. News & World Report.” In its guide “America’s Best Colleges 2007,” released today, “U.S. News & World Report” ranked Spring Hill College 15th among colleges and universities that offer master’s degrees in the Southern region of the U.S. in terms of overall quality. 

Spring Hill ranks among the top 15 institutions in its category for the eighth year in a row, placing 12th in last year’s list. Placing second in Alabama to Samford University in Birmingham, Spring Hill is the only top-tier institution in Mobile to appear in the “top schools” rankings this year.

In addition to its ranking for overall quality, Spring Hill maintained its 12th place rank on the magazine’s Great Value list based on the amount of assistance provided to students in making a Spring Hill education affordable. 

“We are very pleased that Spring Hill continues to rank among the top 15 institutions in the South, and we’re especially pleased that Spring Hill has maintained its position as a Great Value,” said Dr. Noreen Carrocci, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “We are proud to be recognized for our efforts to provide access to deserving students, and we are looking forward to doing even more to improve student access through enhanced scholarship programs this year and beyond.”

The “U.S. News” rankings are based on several quality measures including academic reputation and peer assessment, retention of students, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving. Colleges and universities are listed in various categories based on their size, location and other factors.

For more information on today’s rankings, visit “U.S. News & World Report” online at www.usnews.com.