Maryville College has been listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “2020 Best Colleges” guidebook, ranking third overall in the “Best Regional Colleges — South” category.

The regional college rankings include colleges that focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. High Point University in North Carolina and Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas topped the list of 124 Southern colleges.

Maryville College also was ranked in several subcategories of Southern colleges, including No. 1 in the “Best Colleges for Veterans” in the South. The list includes the top-ranked schools in the 2020 Best Colleges rankings that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees.

Maryville College ranked third in “Best Undergraduate Teaching” in the South, based on a survey of college administrators.

In the list of “Best Value” colleges in the South, Maryville College ranked fourth overall. The calculation is based on the 2020 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking and the 2018-19 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid.

Maryville College also was tied for No. 4 on the list of “Top Performers on Social Mobility” in the South. That list is based on enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants.

“As Maryville College celebrates its bicentennial this year, we are proudly telling the story of a college that is one of the oldest in the South,” said Maryville College President Tom Bogart. “I am pleased that U.S. News & World Report has chosen to recognize us as one of the best in the region. This national attention is thanks to our dedicated faculty, staff and administrators, who work hard every day to make Maryville College worthy of our students and our history.”

The most complete version of the new rankings, including a search tool for students, is available on the magazine’s website. The guidebook will be available for sale on newsstands Oct. 15.

‘Best Bang for the Buck’Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide and Rankings ranks Maryville College No. 16 in its list of “Top 200 Bachelor’s Colleges” and No. 30 in its “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges — South” rankings.

The College Guide is included in the September/October 2019 issue of Washington Monthly, a bimonthly nonprofit magazine that covers U.S. politics and government.

Washington Monthly ranks colleges based their contribution to social mobility, research and promoting public service.

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