||Centre remains Kentucky's only U.S. News Top-50 institution
DANVILLE, KY—Centre College has maintained its place among the Top 50 national liberal arts colleges in the 2010 U.S. News & World Report rankings, released Aug. 19. Centre is No. 46 among liberal arts colleges, in a three-way tie with Skidmore College and Dickinson College.
Williams holds the No. 1 national liberal arts college ranking, followed by Amherst, Swarthmore and Middlebury.
Centre remains the highest nationally ranked Kentucky college or university by a wide margin. Centre was also included on the U.S. News "Great Colleges, Great Prices" list, in the No. 25 spot.
Centre was the only Kentucky school on the "Strong Commitment to Teaching" list (where it was ranked 11th), as well as the only Kentucky school on the "Programs to Look For" study abroad list.
Other Kentucky schools included in the "liberal arts colleges" category of the U.S. News rankings are Transylvania University (in a four-way tie for 85th), Asbury College (third tier), Berea College (third tier), Georgetown College (third tier) and Lindsey Wilson (fourth tier).
In the "national universities-doctoral" category, the University of Kentucky is ranked 128th, and the University of Louisville is in the unranked third tier.
Centre's high U.S. News ranking is among a number of favorable ratings the College has earned. The College has been praised not only by U.S. News but also in the Princeton Review, Consumers Digest, Colleges That Change Lives, National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), and Kiplinger. Forbes magazine recently ranked Centre 14th among all the nation's colleges and universities.
"We're honored to retain our leadership position for Kentucky colleges and universities in the U.S. News rankings," said John Roush, president of Centre College. "The combination of accolades makes a powerful statement about Centre's excellence, the value of the education it offers, and the national recognition it consistently receives. Wherever you look—and whichever survey or report you use—you find Centre consistently among the educational leaders of the nation."
For more on the U.S. News rankings, go to http://www.usnews.com/usnews/home.htm
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Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Consumers Digest ranks Centre No. 1 in educational value among all U.S. liberal arts colleges. Centre alumni, known for their nation-leading loyalty in annual financial support, include two U.S. vice presidents and two Supreme Court justices. For more, visit http://www.centre.edu/web/elevatorspeech/
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