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U.S. News & World Report Ranks FHU in Top Tier

Henderson, Tenn. - Sep 29, 2016

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Freed-Hardeman University in the top tier of 146 schools included in the Regional Universities—South rankings. FHU will be listed 43rd in the “Best Colleges 2017” guidebook. In addition, FHU will be listed as #14 in “Best Value Schools.”

The magazine rates institutions based on the following criteria: graduation and retention rates, alumni giving, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity and financial resources. Regional colleges are defined as those focusing on undergraduate education but granting fewer than half of their degrees in liberal arts disciplines.

“We are very pleased with the higher ranking in this year's report. Our students are succeeding at higher levels due to the tremendous efforts of our faculty and staff,” FHU Provost C.J. Vires said. “As highlighted in the rankings, FHU provides a high-value, high-quality academic experience for students from 32 states and 13 countries.” 

The Best Value ranking considers a school’s academic quality and the 2015-16 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid.

The guidebook may be purchased Oct. 4 from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other retail outlets.