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

Photo by Kobe Nave, CU Student, Class of 2024

ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University has been named among the Best Regional Universities South in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

Of the 138 institutions listed in this category, Concord is tied for a rank of 91. 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.

Additionally, Concord is also recognized by the annual ranking report as tied at #44 for Top Public Schools and tied at #52 in Top Performers on Social Mobility, both among Regional Universities South.

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

The 1,466 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 graduation and retention rates, social mobility, undergraduate academic reputation, graduate indebtedness, faculty resources, and financial resources per student.

“We are always pleased to be included in U.S. News & World Report rankings. Concord does so many things that are hard to survey. We have such a dedicated faculty and staff who work extremely hard to see that our students make that huge step into the world after graduation.”

Mr. William Allen, Vice President of Enrollment Management

For additional information go to https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges. To learn more about Concord University visit https://www.concord.edu or call 1-888-384-5249.

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

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Office: 304-384-5211
Cell: 304-320-6405

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