U.S. News ranks Tennessee Wesleyan a top tier regional college

Posted on: September 12, 2012

Tennessee Wesleyan College placed in the top tier in the South for Best Regional Colleges according to U.S. News and World Report's new 2013 edition of "Best Colleges" which was released Wednesday.

Tennessee Wesleyan College placed in the top tier in the South for Best Regional Colleges according to U.S. News and World Report's new 2013 edition of "Best Colleges" which was released Wednesday. Annually U.S. News compiles a list of the top schools in the country, ranking more than 1,600 schools nationwide.

 “We are honored to once again be ranked in the top tier among other fine colleges in the South,” said TWC President Harley Knowles. “This is further validation that we offer a high value educational experience that prepares students to be leaders in their chosen careers and in their communities.”

U.S. News classifies regional colleges as schools that focus almost entirely on the undergraduate experience and offer a broad range of programs in the liberal arts and in fields such as business, nursing and education.

“Tennessee Wesleyan is proud to be listed among this elite group of institutions known for outstanding programs, academic rigor and institutional integrity,” said Dr. Suzanne Hine, TWC vice president of academic affairs.

Hine cites an excellent faculty as a vital component of TWC’s continued excellence.

“The extraordinary academic credentials of our faculty coupled with their collective commitment to live and model the servant leadership qualities that we want to instill in all our students makes Tennessee Wesleyan College a unique and nurturing environment,” she said.

External rankings such as the U.S. News and World Reports’ “Best Colleges” can be a helpful tool for prospective college students.

“It is important to the college that we continue to move up the rankings as we strive to serve students in this region, as well as those outside the region,” said Dr. Knowles. “Reports like U.S. News’ ‘Best Colleges’ provide a constructive comparison of various colleges and universities for students looking to continue their academic careers through higher education.”