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Erskine performs well in 2021 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings

Erskine College has been listed in the U.S. News Best Colleges for 2021. Erskine placed seventh among “Best Regional Colleges” in the South and is the top-ranked South Carolina school on the list.

“I’m delighted that Erskine College has been recognized once again in U.S. News Best Colleges,” Provost of the College Dr. Tom Hellams said. “The exceptional efforts of our faculty and staff continue to communicate the value of Christian higher education at this historic institution.”

Among the Best Regional Colleges in the South, Erskine placed fourth in the Undergraduate Teaching category. This recognition is based on data from college presidents, provosts, and admissions deans who were asked to nominate up to 15 schools in their Best Colleges ranking category for strength in undergraduate teaching. “Our professors deserve special commendation for this accomplishment,” Hellams said.

Director of Admissions Kasey McNair is a 2017 Erskine graduate, so accolades given to her own college teachers strike a chord with her. “I’ve experienced myself how wonderfully attentive and helpful Erskine’s professors can be,” she said. “It’s great to see them recognized for their teaching.”

Erskine also placed eighth in the Social Mobility category, which looks at graduation rates of students receiving Pell Grants.

This academic year, with a record-breaking 820 students in the college, Erskine’s performance in U.S. News Best Colleges is gratifying for Dean of Enrollment Management Dr. Tim Rees. “Continuing to earn top rankings demonstrates the quality of education a student receives from Erskine,” he said.

The U.S. News Best Colleges edition for 2021 assesses more than 1,400 bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality. These rankings are now in their 36th year.


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