U.S. News & World Report ranks Spring Hill College 16th Best Regional University in the South

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 7:45am

MOBILE, Ala. – For the 13th consecutive year, Spring Hill College is ranked among the top 20 Southern universities, according to the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”

Spring Hill is ranked 16th in the Best Regional Universities in the South category, a listing of institutions that offer a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs.

“It is encouraging to receive this external validation of our strengths as a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts college,” said Spring Hill’s president, Rev. Richard P. Salmi, S.J. “It is a tribute to our excellent faculty and staff and to all who have worked to make Spring Hill College one of the best colleges in the South and in the nation.”

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

Spring Hill College is also listed in the regional universities’ “A-Plus Schools for B Students” category, campuses where B students thrive in an engaged student body.

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.

College ranking and methodology information is available at www.usnews.com.