Barton Moves Up to #5 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Regional Colleges in the South

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WILSON, N.C. — September 21, 2018 — Barton continues its upward course in college rankings with U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 announcement, moving up three positions to tie for the #5 position in Best Regional Colleges in the South from last year’s #8 position. Barton has climbed exponentially since 2014, when it was listed in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Colleges in the South at #30.

“We are pleased with the continued momentum of the College and that others recognize the excellence that is taking place both in and out of the classroom, said Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of Barton College. “Ultimately, the positive trajectory of the College benefits the quality of student learning, which is our number one priority. We are also pleased that we demonstrate best college value and support for veterans, as these are critical to supporting our students and families.”

In addition, the U.S. News & World Report ranks Barton at #7 as a 2019 Best Value School in Regional Colleges of the South from #10 last year and at #2 (tie) in its 2019 Best Regional Colleges in the South for Veterans, moving up one position from last year. The Princeton Review has also named Barton among the 2019 Best Colleges in the Southeast: Region by Region. These rankings demonstrate progressive growth across the board.

These announcements from U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review follow on the heels of College Consensus, one of the newest college ranking websites to date, recently announcing in August that Barton College made its 2018 “top ten” in two categories:  #8 in its Best Regional Colleges — South; and #9 in its Best Colleges & Universities in North Carolina. Recognized as an aggregate ranking, College Consensus’s rankings are derived from the combination of averages of a school’s ranking scores by respected publishers across the country, including U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal, and student review scores by reputable student websites such as Cappex, Niche, and Unigo, among others.

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