Milligan makes 3 US News lists
Published 8:50 am Thursday, September 10, 2015
Milligan College was again ranked among the top 10 regional colleges in the South by U.S. News and World Report for academic quality and affordability in three reports.
In the magazine’s 2016 “Best Colleges” report, Milligan was ranked No. 6 best regional college in the South, jumping from No. 9 last year.
“I think the fact that we’ve been so consistently ranked highly is a reflection that our reputation is strong and that it is increasing over time,” Milligan president Dr. Bill Greer said. “I think that ties back to quality of outcomes, A lot of the outcomes that folks in education monitor so closely, especially in federal government, are retention rates, graduation rates and student loan default rates, and all of those metrics for Milligan College are very strong.”
In the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category, Milligan ranked No. 3, improving from last year’s No. 4. The ranking is based on a ratio of academic quality to price, need-based aid and percentage of need-based scholarships and grants that offset total cost.
“For a student coming to Milligan, it is a quality option that is an affordable option,” Greer said. “I think that is a testament to the work that we do to keep costs low.”
According to Greer, most students’ net expenses attending Milligan are well cost thanks to academic and athletic scholarships. He said the average national ACT score is 21, and the average scores for their students are 24 and 25.
It was also recognized on the “A+ Schools for B Students” list for its measured student improvement.
“Our general education requirements are very strong and comprehensive,” he said, continuing that they teach students skills like how to think, communicate and work in groups. “Our outcomes demonstrate a marked improvement in those areas and that’s what makes them great employees and graduate students.
Milligan was also recognized among the top 15 baccalaureate colleges in the nation in Washington Monthly’s 2015 College Guide Rankings, which also named it a “Best Bang for the Buck” school among other southern baccalaureate schools.
According to Christiun Universities Online, Milligan was ranked 17 among the nation’s “50 Best Christian Colleges and Universities” for 2015. It was also included in CUO’s “50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges and Universities,” and it’s Master of Business Administration program was among the nation’s “50 Best Value Christian MBA Programs.”
To learn more about Milligan, visit www.milligan.edu.