U.S. News: Campbell among best regional universities in the South

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina—U.S. News & World Report ranked Campbell University the 30th best regional university in the South in its 2017 Best Colleges Rankings.

U.S. News ranked 653 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. The publication ranked 105 institutions, including Campbell, 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 academic reputation.

The U.S. News also ranked Campbell No. 22 on its list of best regional universities in the South for military veterans. The Best College for Veterans list is based on schools’ standing in the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings and their benefits for veterans.

Located in the Research Triangle Region, Campbell is the private university of choice in North Carolina. The university enrolls more North Carolinians and graduates more North Carolinians each year than any other private university. Also one of the most academically diverse universities, Campbell is one of only three private universities in North Carolina to achieve the highest level of accreditation (Level VI) by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

In addition, Campbell is the only private university in the state with professional programs in pharmacy, medicine, business, education, divinity,  and law; and has over 100 undergraduate degree programs in engineering, the liberal arts, fine arts, and sciences, as well as numerous pre-professional programs.