Stetson Ranked Third in the South

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Stetson University is ranked third among the South’s top regional universities for academic quality in the 2011 U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” publication.

Listed as one of the South’s leading universities since the U.S. News survey of colleges and universities was first published in 1985, Stetson this year tied for third place. The category was renamed “Regional Universities” this year. It includes universities that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs, but few, if any, doctoral programs. The 572 universities in the category are ranked by region – North, South, Midwest and West.

“We are proud of Stetson University’s continued recognition as one of the top three universities in the South,” said Dr. Elizabeth “Beth” Paul, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Stetson. “This honor celebrates Stetson’s deep commitment to academic excellence and integrity. The university community takes great pride in the personalized and rigorous learning experience afforded to each and every student.”

The U.S. News rankings are based on several key measures of quality including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

Stetson is featured in two other sections of the 2011 “America’s Best Colleges” guide – in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” and the “A-Plus Schools for B Students” sections.

The rankings posted on at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, and the publication is due to hit newsstands Tuesday, Aug. 24.