NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Newberry College had an impressive showing on the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released Monday. Newberry appeared on the following lists:
- Best Regional Colleges in the South (#12)
- Best Value for Regional Colleges in the South (#3)
- Schools With the Most International Students (unranked list)
- Least Debt at Graduation for Regional Colleges in the South (unranked list)
U.S. News & World Report ranks colleges by key measures of quality, including institutional reputation, student selectivity, graduation and retention rates, financial resources and alumni giving.
In the rankings for Best Regional Colleges in the South, Newberry jumped five places in the rankings to take over the #12 spot and retain its place in the Top 20 Best Regional Colleges in the South for the second year in a row.
In its third consecutive appearance on the Best Value for Regional Colleges in the South rankings, Newberry College moved up four places to the #3 spot in the 2019 rankings.
In the Student Debt at Graduation category, Newberry College makes its second consecutive appearance on the Least Debt for Regional Colleges in the South list.
Over the past several years, Newberry has worked to refine its institutional aid matrix to make awards where they would have the greatest impact and placed greater emphasis on moving families through the financial aid application process earlier in the enrollment cycle to ensure the best award package from state, federal and institutional sources. Additionally, the College is now in its third year with its Loan Repayment Promise, which offers a unique guarantee for after graduation.
"For situations in which a college loan is required, the Newberry College Loan Repayment Promise can help ease concerns with its pledge of support after graduation," Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Sid Parrish said. "If a student earns less than $40,000 after graduation, Newberry pledges to help the student repay their student loans. This benefit holds great appeal to families for the added peace of mind it offers."
Recognizing the importance of understanding other cultures and being able to effectively interact personally and professionally within a global society, U.S. News identified institutions with the largest proportion of international undergraduates during the 2017-18 academic year.
On this new list of Schools with the Most International Students for Regional Colleges in the South, the proportion of international students at those schools ranged from 5 to 19% of their student populations. At Newberry College, international students comprised 5% of the overall student population.