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“Faith on View” Ranks FHU in Top Tier of Nation’s Christian Universities

Henderson, Tenn. - Jan 09, 2017

Freed-Hardeman University has been ranked in the top tier nationally of 200 Christian colleges in the United States by “Faith on View.” Coming in at #18 in the Best Value ranking, Freed-Hardeman is the only university associated with the churches of Christ to be listed in the top tier of small colleges as well as the top tier of all colleges in best value.

FHU was also listed at #17 for Christian universities in the South. The rating service evaluates four areas for the rankings: reputation, student success and satisfaction, faculty resources and student selectivity. Each area constitutes 25% of the ranking.

Information is gathered from various sources, including rankings from U.S. News and World Report and Forbes. Graduation, retention and giving rates are considered when looking at student satisfaction. The faculty resources ranking takes into account faculty salaries, cost of living, course size, percent of faculty who are full-time and student-faculty ratios.

The concern in the student selectivity section is how bright, motivated, and prepared students are to pursue college level work, not how many students are not admitted. As a result while the acceptance rate is a part of the calculation here, more important are standardized test scores and student success in high school, according to Faith on View.

“Faith on View,”  the original Christian college rankings, began evaluating Christian colleges in 2013.