Rollins Ranked No. 1 in the South by U.S. News & World Report

For the ninth consecutive year, Rollins is ranked No. 1 in the South by U.S. News & World Report.

Rollins College tied with Elon University as number one among 128 regional universities in the South in the annual rankings of “Best Colleges,” released today by U.S. News & World Report. This is the ninth consecutive year that Rollins has been named to the top spot in this category, which is comprised of schools that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s-level programs. For 10 consecutive years prior, Rollins had been ranked second among regional universities in the South and first in Florida. Rollins has been included among the top regional universities since the ranking of the nation’s top schools began in 1987.

Rollins was also ranked fourth in the South in the “Best Value Colleges” category for offering the best value, which relates academic quality with the net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid. In the category of “Best Undergraduate Teaching,” Rollins ranked seventh in the South for its unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.

“An external acknowledgment of quality is a welcome validation of our dedication to offering our students the best educational experience,” said Rollins President Lewis Duncan. “We are committed to engaged learning in small classes, where faculty are not just lecturers, but true partners in their students’ education.”

The “best college” rankings are based on surveys of college officials, combined with data provided by institutions, including student selectivity, faculty resources, financial resources, graduation and retention rates, and alumni giving. Learn more about how U.S. News & World Report calculates the rankings.

Highlights of the college rankings are available online at A newsstand version of the “Best Colleges 2014” guidebook will be in stores on September 24 and is available at the U.S. News Store.

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