College Choice ranks Campbell top Christian university in North Carolina

BUIES CREEK — College Choice, an independent college search and rankings website, has ranked Campbell University No. 19 on its list of the Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the nation — the top ranking among Christian schools in North Carolina.

“More North Carolinians are enrolled at Campbell University than any other private college or university in the state, and I don’t think it’s an accident that Campbell is also the top ranked Christian university,” said Britt Davis, vice president for institutional advancement and special assistant to the president at Campbell. “There are four key reasons students attend Campbell: our Christian purpose, our degrees and programs that meet workforce needs, our proximity to the Research Triangle Park, and the quality of our professional faculty and staff.

“We’re thrilled to be included among the strongest Christian schools in the nation.”

College Choice drew on a nationwide survey conducted by UCLA-based Higher Education Research Institute to form its 2015 Rankings of the Best Christian Colleges and Universities. In that survey, college freshmen were asked to name the factors most important in their college decision. Those factors included academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost and success of graduates. College Choice weighed these factors equally with data derived from publicly-available sources such as the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. News & World Report and PayScale to develop the ranking. In a write-up, College Choice noted Campbell has a student/faculty ratio of 16:1, offers small class sizes, and returns three-quarters of freshmen for their second year. The site also pointed out that Campbell is consistently listed among the U.S. News & World Report’s best regional universities in the South.