The University of South Carolina wasn’t the only college or university crowing about its position in a broad set of rankings recently released by U.S. News and World Report magazine.
Claflin University, Clemson University, USC-Aiken, The Citadel, Southern Wesleyan University, Coker College and Winthrop University joined USC in touting a spot in the magazine’s rankings.
Claflin was ranked first among 80 southern schools for its commitment to teaching and first among historically black colleges and universities in alumni giving. The magazine ranked Claflin No. 12 nationally in a category it calls the “best baccalaureate colleges in the South.”
Clemson, which has made earning a top 20 position in the rankings a major goal, was ranked No. 22 among national public schools.
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USC-Aiken was ranked No. 1 among public baccalaureate colleges in the South, the 12th straight year the school was ranked in the top three in that category.
The Citadel was ranked the No. 1 value among master’s degree granting institutions in the South.
Southern Wesleyan is listed as one of the best master’s level universities in the South, as was Winthrop. Coker was ranked 15th among 96 liberal arts colleges in the South.
USC’s undergraduate international business program was ranked No. 1 for the 13th consecutive year.
— Staff Writer Wayne Washington