Lipscomb University is again ranked among the top 20 regional universities in the South, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s “2013 America’s Best Colleges” guidebook published today. With an overall ranking of 19th in the Regional Universities-South category, Lipscomb progressed in six of the 12 indicators used for the ranking.
Other institutions joining Lipscomb in the top 20 universities in the South include Samford University, Belmont University, The Citadel, James Madison University, Mercer University, the College of Charleston and Elon University. Lipscomb ranked higher in the South than universities such as Tennessee Technological University, Austin Peay State University, Lincoln Memorial University, Lee University and Kennesaw State University.
In U.S. News criteria, Lipscomb improved in average graduation rate, percentage of full-time faculty, student/faculty ratio, acceptance rate, percentage of freshmen who graduated in the top 25 percent of their high school class and the percentage of classes under 20 students. Lipscomb was also named among the “A-Plus Schools for B Students” in the South. The category recognizes universities that “truly seek a broad, engaged student body.”
“This is an exciting time for the Lipscomb community. We are pleased that we are able to select students for admission who are among the best and brightest in the nation, who are excited about attending college and who value the opportunity,” said Lipscomb President L. Randolph Lowry. “We are also thrilled to see an increase in our graduation rate. A measure of our success is not how many students start college, but how many complete it. It is gratifying to see that national leaders and educators recognize Lipscomb University’s growing reputation as a vibrant, innovative, serving institution.”
With an official enrollment of 4,278, Lipscomb University has experienced a 70 percent enrollment growth rate since 2005.