Campbell jumps 7 spots in U.S. News & World Report rankings; among top tier in South

BUIES CREEK — In the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list released Sept. 9, Campbell University was ranked No. 24 among regional universities in the South. That’s an increase of seven spots over last year when Campbell was tied at No. 31.

“Campbell University is an institution that is making a difference in North Carolina and across the Southeast,” Campbell President J. Bradley Creed said. “Our investment in academic areas such as medicine, pharmacy, nursing, engineering, law, and many other disciplines that meet our regional needs and student interests has positioned Campbell as a highly relevant program in today’s higher education market. We’re grateful for the strong performance of our students and related outcomes that led to this jump in the U.S. News rankings.”

U.S. News ranked 618 regional universities that offer a full range of bachelor’s and master’s programs, as well as a few doctoral programs, against their peer groups in four geographic regions: North, South, Midwest and West. Ninety-seven institutions, including Campbell, are ranked among the first tier in the South category.
The rankings are based on factors such as graduation rate, alumni giving rate, acceptance rate, student retention, student/faculty ratio, and survey responses from college presidents and high school counselors.

The U.S. News & World Report also ranked 721 schools on its list of Best Colleges for Veterans. Campbell was ranked No. 20 in the South. The Best College for Veterans list is based on schools’ standing in the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings and their benefits for veterans.