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National Publications Give Mars Hill University High Rankings

Two national magazines which publish respected college ranking guides again have given Mars Hill University high marks. U.S. News and World Report lists Mars Hill among the top colleges in the south, as well as a good choice for veterans. Washington Monthly ranks Mars Hill among the top baccalaureate colleges in the nation and a “Best Bang for the Buck” among institutions in the southeast.

Usnews2016 17 17U.S.News rated Mars Hill University 20th in the category of Best Regional Colleges – South. That’s up from 36th in last year’s rankings. U.S.News defines regional colleges as those with a strong focus on the liberal arts and programs such as business and nursing, and with a primary focus on undergraduate education. The magazine also rated Mars Hill in the number nine position for Best Regional Colleges in the South for veterans. The rankings are based on such criteria as graduation rates, faculty expertise, class size, and incoming students’ college entrance exam scores. Complete rankings from U.S. News and World Report are available on the magazine’s website at

Wm 2016 Best Colleges BaccWashington Monthly’s 2016 rankings put Mars Hill University in the number 24 slot among National Universities – Bachelor’s. It also places Mars Hill 46th among the Best Bang for the Buck institutions in the southeast, a category ranking of schools which the magazine says “help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.” Washington Monthly describes its rankings as “a different kind of college ranking” than that of U.S. News and World Report, focusing on social mobility, research, and service opportunities for students. Complete information on Washington Monthly’s rankings is at