U.S. News & World Report Ranks Concord University Among the Best Regional Universities in the South

ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University has been named among the Best Regional Universities South in the 2021 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

Of the 134 institutions listed in this category, Concord is tied for the rank of 94. Additionally, Concord is one of six West Virginia schools appearing among the Best Regional Universities South and one of only three public institutions in the state to land in this category.

According to U.S. News & World Report, “Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.”

Concord is also recognized by the annual ranking report as tied at #44 for Top Public Schools and tied at #78 in Top Performers on Social Mobility, both among Regional Universities South.

The 1,452 bachelor’s degree-granting U.S. schools appearing in the Best Colleges rankings have been evaluated by 17 key measures of academic quality. Among these are class size, student-faculty ratio, graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, and graduate indebtedness (total and proportion with debt).

“While there is so much about the Concord experience that is hard to measure in surveys – access to faculty, dedicated staff, beautiful campus – it is nice to receive this type of recognition. Concord is a great place to get a complete four year undergraduate experience, an experience that has helped so many students find success after graduation.”

William Allen, Interim Vice President and Chief Enrollment Management Officer

For additional information go to https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/regional-universities

To learn more about Concord University visit www.concord.edu or call 1-888-384-5249.

Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086 if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.


Sarah M. Pritchett
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu

After 4 p.m.
Office: 304-384-5211
Cell: 304-320-6405

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