Spring Hill College once again among best in the South

Mon, 08/20/2007 (All day)

MOBILE, Ala. — Spring Hill College is ranked once again among the best Southern universities and colleges, according to the 2008 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”

Spring Hill is ranked 11th among the 120 Southern colleges and universities granting master’s degrees, moving up in the rankings from 15th last year.   The college is also ranked 8th among only 15 schools listed in the South’s “Great Schools, Great Values” category, campuses that offer quality academic programs, affordable tuition and significant financial aid.

The U.S. News rankings are based on several quality measures including academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, peer assessment and graduation rate performance. Colleges and universities are listed in various categories depending on their size, location and other factors.

Spring Hill College is the first Catholic college in the Southeast, the third oldest Jesuit college and the fifth oldest Catholic college in the United States. The college has experienced nine consecutive years of record traditional undergraduate enrollment since 1999, and since 1998 traditional undergraduate enrollment has increased 27.4 percent. The class of 2011 will include students from 24 states.

The campus is home to approximately 1,300 students and rests on 400 acres in one of Mobile’s most noted neighborhoods. It is naturally landscaped and features huge oaks, azalea-lined walkways and an 18-hole golf course. Several campus buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. For more information on Spring Hill College visit the Web at www.shc.edu. College ranking information is available at www.usnews.com.    ###