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The Citadel tops list of best public colleges in the South

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The Citadel tops U.S. News and World Report's list of best public colleges in the South for the sixth time in their newest set of rankings released Tuesday

The military college has also been named the best value among public colleges in the South, as well as the best southern public college for veterans.  

According to the college, their overall rankings on the 2017 list are as follows:

  • #1 Public College in the South (6th consecutive year)
  • #1 Best Value in the South (up from 5th place in 2016)
  • #1 Best Public College for Veterans in the South (2nd year)
  • #3 College in the South - public and private (same as 2016)
  • #3 Best College for Veterans in the South - public and private (same as 2016)
  • #13 for Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the nation at schools offering up to a Master’s (up from #22 in 2016)

“This recognition affirms the commitment made by our dedicated faculty, staff, alumni, and donors who believe in our mission to educate and develop principled leaders for all walks of life," said Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, USAF (Ret.), president of The Citadel. "I am pleased that our values-based education is resonating with so many families across the nation.”

“We believe The Citadel is the best when it comes to leadership development and academic excellence, but it is exciting to once again have this recognized by a global news agency on such a prestigious list of rankings” added  Alexandria Guild, Regimental Public Affairs Officer for The South Carolina Corps of Cadets. 

Founded in 1842, the school averages 2,300 undergraduates from more than 40 states and 12 countries. 

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