E&H Listed Among Top Tier in U.S. News 2012 Rankings
For the second consecutive year, Emory & Henry College has ranked among the first tier of national liberal arts colleges in an exclusive national ranking of colleges and universities that offer a liberal arts curriculum.
Emory & Henry was placed among the first tier of national liberal arts colleges and universities in the survey conducted for 2012 by U.S. News & World Report. It is the only local college or university to make the top tier of the national ranking, which was announced Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Helping Emory & Henry to grow in the rankings is its 10-1 student-to-faculty ratio, which contributes to small class sizes. Emory & Henry places among the 10 percent of schools with the percentages of classes under 20, according to the ranking.
Also helping to place the College in the top tier is its strong rate of alumni giving, which stands at 32 percent and is among the top 25 percent of institutions in the measurement category.
The ranking by U.S. News comes approximately one week after another national publication, Washington Monthly, placed the College among the top 50 liberal arts colleges and universities in the nation.
“Emory & Henry enjoys a strong reputation in a state well known for high quality higher education. This reputation is built on strong faculty and the ability E&H professors have to interact closely with students,” said Dirk Moore, spokesman for the College. “We are pleased to once again be listed as a top tier national liberal arts college in the nation.”
U.S. News rankings are broken down into four categories: National Universities, National Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities and Regional Colleges. In previous years, Emory & Henry was listed as a top regional college before it was placed in the category of national liberal arts colleges.