For the third consecutive year, Emory & Henry College has ranked among the first tier of national liberal arts colleges in an exclusive 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 2013 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 Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Helping to place Emory & Henry in the top tier of the rankings is its 11-1 student-to-faculty ratio, which contributes to small class sizes. Also helping to place the College in the top tier is its strong rate of alumni giving, which stands at 30 percent.
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.