Radford University again recognized by U.S. News & World Report ranking

For the fifth consecutive year, Radford University has been named a best regional public university by U.S. News & World Report.

For 2017, Radford University was ranked at No. 16 in the publication’s listing of the Top Public Schools in the South and at No. 47 on the Report’s Best Regional Universities (South) list, which is comprised of 146 public and private institutions.

Additionally, Radford University was rated No. 29 on its Best Colleges for Veterans (Regional Universities-South) ranking.

The University has appeared on the "Best Regional Universities - South" list since 2013. The list was formerly called the "Top Public Master’s Universities in the South" ranking and Radford University appeared on it each year from 2006-12.

"The U.S. News & World Report’s continued acknowledgement of Radford University’s service and value reflects brightly upon the efforts by our community of dedicated faculty and staff to provide a quality education that remains accessible to our students and their families," said Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill.

Among its regional peers, Radford University was ranked No. 29 in the 2017 "Best Colleges for Veterans – South" by the magazine, moving up two spots since last year. This is the second year the university has been recognized for its distinction in serving veterans.

"Our student-veterans are great contributors to the educational environment on campus and we are proud to serve these men and women who have selflessly served our nation,” President Hemphill said. “This additional acknowledgement of Radford’s student-centered focus, especially upon these honored public servants, is humbling.

For more information about the U.S. News & World Report rankings and methodology, click here.


Sep 14, 2016
Don Bowman
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