In the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s Best Colleges 2015, Elon University was ranked 1st among “Best Regional Universities - South”, followed by Rollins College in 2nd place.

Samford University continues to be ranked 3rd in the South in the 2015 annual college rankings. It is the highest ranked university in Alabama in any peer group and continues a three-decade tradition of being ranked in the top tier of its peer group.

Appalachian State University is rated No. 3 among top regional public universities in the South and No. 9 among public and private universities in the South in U.S. News 2015 Best Colleges rankings. Additionally, Appalachian is rated 14th among the regional universities in the South in the magazine’s “Best Value Schools” list and is one of 15 schools cited for their first-year experience program in the magazine’s “A Focus on Student Success” section.

Lipscomb University is again ranked among the Top 20 regional universities in the South as well as an up-and-coming university in the region, according to the U.S. News “2015 America’s Best Colleges” guidebook. With an overall ranking of 18th in the Regional Universities-South category, Lipscomb progressed in three of the 11 indicators used for the ranking. Lipscomb University was also ranked the 2nd-best regional university in the South for veterans.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek