U.S. News ranks Milligan among South’s top 10 regional colleges

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Sept. 9, 2014) — Milligan College continues to be nationally recognized for academic quality and affordability, with U.S. News & World Report again ranking the college among the top 10 regional colleges in the South.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 “Best Colleges” report released this morning ranked Milligan ninth in the list of best regional colleges in the South. In addition, Milligan is ranked the No. 4 best value among regional colleges in the South in the report’s “Great Schools at Great Prices” category. Milligan also ranked No. 2 on the “Best College for Veterans” list.

“These rankings are a testament to Milligan’s efforts to be among the best and most affordable colleges in the South,” said Milligan President Dr. Bill Greer. “We are grateful for another national affirmation of Milligan’s commitment to academic excellence and affordability, and we’re honored to be ranked so highly for our service to veterans.”

For the past five years, Milligan, a Yellow Ribbon Program participant since 2009, has been named to the Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media, the premier entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

The “Great Schools at Great Prices” results take into account the school’s academic quality, based on its U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, and the 2013-2014 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal, according to U.S. News.

The most complete version of the exclusive new rankings, data, tables and lists—including extensive statistical profiles for each school and a search tool to enable prospective students and parents to find the college that best fits their needs—is available online at The “Best Colleges 2015” guidebook will be on newsstands Sept. 23.

The U.S. News rankings come on the heels of several other national rankings that spotlight Milligan’s value and reputation for high quality academics and service. These include Washington Monthly naming Milligan among the top 20 baccalaureate colleges in the nation. Milligan also recently ranked 23rd among the top 50 most affordable Christian colleges and universities in the United States, according to Christian Universities Online.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit or call 800-262-8337.

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