September 13, 2021
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Huntingdon Named in College Ranking Lists
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College has been named among the top 10 Best Values, top 15 colleges, and top 25 colleges for Social Mobility among Regional Colleges-South in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 college ranking edition, published today. Earlier this month, the College was notified that it is listed among the Princeton Review’s 2021 “Best Colleges, Region by Region;” and among Washington Monthly’s 2021 College Guide’s “Bachelor’s Degree Colleges” and “Best Bang for the Buck” lists.
U.S. News’ rankings evaluate colleges and universities on various measures of academic quality, including subjective peer institution and guidance counselor assessment scores as well as objective data.
Huntingdon President J. Cameron West said he is especially pleased that Huntingdon ranks well on U.S. News’ Best Values list, where Huntingdon is included in the top 10, and among Washington Monthly’s Best Bang for the Buck list. “There are so many ways Huntingdon provides value to our students,” said West. “Huntingdon is a living and learning community in which students enjoy equal access to educationally enriching experiences. Huntingdon is the only college we know of that provides books and information resources and a laptop computer to every full-time undergraduate student, active learning in every major, and travel-study opportunities during the senior year when world conditions allow—all within the cost of regular tuition and fees. Since there is no category in which to report this information on the survey forms sent out by these publications, these measures don’t even factor into value rankings. Truly, Huntingdon is in a class by itself with regard to value.”
A key measure that reveals alumni perception of a college is the alumni giving rate. At 26 percent, Huntingdon ranks third among U.S. News’ list of Regional Colleges-South. “We are continually grateful that our alumni value their Huntingdon College experience, and that they show their appreciation by supporting the College as it moves forward,” said West.
Huntingdon College, founded in 1854, continues a legacy of faith, wisdom, and service through a liberal arts academic tradition grounded in the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United Methodist Church.