Radford University improves and adds ranking in U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges listing


Radford University’s strong academic tradition and commitment to student success continue to garner recognition in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges report. Among several rankings released this week, Radford is ranked No. 14 among Top Public Schools – Regional Universities South.

Among other notable recognition, the University was ranked among Best Colleges for Veterans – Regional Universities South (No. 13) and overall Regional Universities – South (No. 29). For 2022, Radford University also added Best Value Schools – Regional Universities South (No. 25) this year.

“The most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings demonstrate that Radford University’s faculty and staff are continuously committed to experiential learning and strong faculty/student bonds. Their innovative use of technology and fresh view of curriculum is vital in an ever-changing learning environment,” said Radford University Interim President Carolyn Ringer Lepre, Ph.D. “Our alumni are living proof that Radford is a transformational step in building successful careers and creating lasting legacies.”

The U.S. News and World Report accolades come during the second year of a merger creating Radford University Carilion, expanding the University’s healthcare education portfolio and a larger physical presence with an educational site in Roanoke. Radford University serves some 10,000 students with diverse academic offerings of 76 bachelor’s degree programs in 47 disciplines, three associate degrees and six certificates at the undergraduate level; 28 master's programs in 23 disciplines and six doctoral programs at the graduate level; and 14 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master's certificate. At each level and in every program, the University is focused on student empowerment and success, while maintaining a keen focus on teaching, research and service.

“We are so proud of our dedicated faculty and staff, our robust academic programs, and our talented students whose desire to grow and learn inspires us all,” Lepre said.

To learn more about the U.S. News & World Report rankings and methodology, visit www.usnews.com/best-colleges.

Sep 13, 2021
Becky Brackin
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