SC State Ranked #13th on U.S. News and World Report’s Over Performing Schools in the Nation List

Friday, December 7, 2012

SC State University was recently ranked #13 on U.S. News and World Report’s Over Performing Schools in the Nation list, with an overall score of +79. Earlier this year, SC State was ranked 5th among top public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the nation in the magazine’s 2013 Best Colleges and Universities rankings

This is the magazine’s first-ever analysis of colleges in the national universities ranking category that are over performing or under performing their undergraduate academic reputations in terms of their overall Best Colleges 2013 rankings. This concept measures the degree to which a university's overall position in the rankings exceeds or falls short of its undergraduate academic reputation rank.

In the study, SC State performed well in key academic metrics such as; admissions selectively, financial and faculty resources, alumni giving, and graduation and retention rates. SC State was the only public HBCU to be recognized as an over performing University. All other top over performing universities were private schools and are relatively small research universities that grant fewer doctorates and conduct less research than others schools in their category.

Other over performing universities include: Adelphi University, New York (1), Ashland University, Ohio (2), University of St. Thomas, Minnesota (3), Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey (4), St. Mary's University of Minnesota, Minnesota (5), Azusa Pacific University, California (6), Edgewood College, Wisconsin (7), University of Tulsa, Oklahoma (8), Yeshiva University,  New York (9), Biola University, California (10), Andrews University, Michigan (11), St. John Fisher College, New York (12), University of La Verne, California (14) and Maryville University of St. Louis, Missouri (15).

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