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

Also named a best value, best college for student improvement

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Sept. 9, 2015) — 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 2016 “Best Colleges” report, released this morning, ranked Milligan at No. 6 in the list of best regional colleges in the South, jumping from No. 9 last year. In addition, the college ranked as the No. 3 best value among regional colleges in the South in the report’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” category, improving from No. 4 last year. Milligan also was recognized on the “A+ Schools for B Students” list for regional colleges in the South based on student improvement and success.

“Milligan strives to be among the best and most affordable colleges in the South, and we are grateful these rankings are testament to that fact,” said Milligan President Dr. Bill Greer. “The college’s faculty and staff promote our core values of scholarship, community and faith, and they work with our students every day to help them succeed in their future careers and in life.”

Milligan’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” No. 3 ranking is based on its ratio of academic quality to price, need-based aid, and percentage of need-based scholarships and grants that offset total cost. The higher the academic quality and the lower the actual cost, the better the deal, according to U.S. News. The college’s “A+ Schools for B Students” inclusion was based on the overall performance ranking and average freshman retention rate.

U.S. News joins other recent rankings recognizing Milligan’s high quality and affordability. The college recently ranked among the top 15 baccalaureate colleges in the nation in Washington Monthly’s 2015 College Guide Rankings, which also named the college a “Best Bang for the Buck” among southern baccalaureate schools considered the best value for the money.

Milligan also ranked No. 17 among the nation’s “50 Best Christian Colleges and Universities” for 2015, according to Christian Universities Online (CUO), an independent online resource for prospective students and their families researching Christian higher education. CUO also ranked the college as one of the “50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges and Universities,” based on “net price” tuition data, as well as named Milligan’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program among the nation’s “50 Best Value Christian MBA Programs.”

The most complete version of U.S. News’ 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 2016” guidebook can be purchased online now and will be on newsstands Sept. 29.

Posted by on September 9, 2015.