Cream of the crop in the South: U.S. News recognizes Milligan College

Published 6:21 pm Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Right in Carter County’s backyard, Milligan College continues to haul in accolades.
U.S. News & World Report recently named the college the only institution in the region to make the top 25 university and top 10 “best value” among regional universities in the South. The publication also named Milligan No. 23 in the magazine’s 2018 “Best Colleges” report among the Best Regional Universities. Milligan also ranked sixth in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” among regional institutions.
Milligan is no stranger to the honor, often being ranked in U.S. News’ best regional colleges in the South for quality and value before being elevated last year due to expanded graduate offerings.
“It is an honor for Milligan to continue receiving national recognition for quality and value,” Milligan College Dr. Bill Greer said in a statement issued to the Elizabethton Star. “From our top-tier faculty to our dedicated staff, we work together on a daily basis to provide students a high-quality, affordable education, while remaining focused upon our core values of scholarship, community, and faith.”
U.S. News wasn’t the only organization to recognize the institution. Washington Monthly named Milligan among the top master’s universities in the nation., with, ranked the college third in their category for best college in Tennessee for 2017 based on academic quality, affordability, admissions and graduation rates, retention and the student experience.
According to information provided by the college, nearly 100 percent of Milligan graduates are employed or in graduate schools within a year of earning their degree. The total cost of a Milligan education is $7,400 below the national average for private colleges. The school indicated that students’ average federal loan debt at graduation is $3,000 below the national average.
Coming off its 150th anniversary, Milligan continues to see excitement brew for the 2017-18 academic year.
Greer recently told the Elizabethton Star that students are ready to take part in mechanical and electrical engineering this year, while physician’s assistant classes start up in January.
Across from their home campus, Emmanuel Hill has also seen an increase in students for this year, the president added.
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