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Anderson University Earns Best U.S. News & World Report Rankings in its History

September 14, 2020
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University Named to Publication’s ‘Best Colleges,’ ‘Best Value,’ ‘Most Innovative,’ ‘Best Undergraduate Teaching’ and “Social Mobility: Top Performer’ Lists

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Amid the largest enrollment in its 109-year history, Anderson University received its highest marks by U.S. News & World Report as the publication released its “Best Colleges” rankings today. AU appeared in a record six categories for 2021.

Anderson University ranks #42 among regional universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report, rising eight spots from a year ago. In addition, AU was named to the publication’s “Best Undergraduate Teaching” (#11), “Most Innovative” (#16), “Best Value” (#26), “Top Performer: Social Mobility” (#64) and “A+ Schools for B Students” lists for 2021.

Anderson University was ranked the #50 “Best College” last year, #65 in 2019 and #73 in 2018. In 2016, AU moved to U.S. News & World Report’s more competitive “Regional University” category; previously, it was among the top 20 in the publication’s best “Regional Colleges” list.

“Despite this challenging and uncertain season, Anderson University has remained united in our purpose of providing a highly selective, entrepreneurial, Christian liberal arts education to our students, and we’re thankful that U.S. News & World Report once again recognizes our institutional excellence,” said President Evans P. Whitaker, Ph.D.

Anderson University’s complete U.S. News & World Report“2021 Best Colleges” rankings are as follows:

  • “Best College”among regional universities in the South: #42 (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
  • “Best Value”among regional universities in the South: #26 (U.S. News & World Report,2021)
  • “Most Innovative”among regional universities in the South: #16 (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
  • “Best Undergraduate Teaching” among regional universities in the South:#11 (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
  • “Top Performer: Social Mobility” among regional universities in the South: #64 (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
  • “A+ Schools for B Students”among regional universities in the South. (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)

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