Building on the momentum of two years of record enrollment, Freed-Hardeman University has again received strong rankings from U.S. News and World Report. FHU is listed in the top ten of Best Value Schools, coming in at number eight. The university is also included in the top one-third of Regional Universities in the organization’s 2021 Best Colleges report.
The magazine annually ranks nearly 2,000 institutions based on the following criteria: outcomes, 35%; faculty resources, 20%; expert opinion, 20%; financial resources, 10%; student excellence, 10%; and alumni giving, 5%. The magazine uses only quantifiable data. The Best Value ranking specifically considers a school’s academic quality and the 2019-20 cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid.
FHU President David R. Shannon said, “It is always gratifying when outside agencies recognize the high quality of education provided by FHU. To God be the glory!”