Belmont University received a No. 5 ranking in the South region, along with several other accolades, in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of America’s Best Colleges, published Tuesday morning.
“These rankings provide benchmarks that are helpful to us as we work to provide programs that equip our students to go out and make a positive impact in the world,” Fisher wrote in a statement. “While it is rewarding to see Belmont reach a higher ranking overall, it is especially gratifying to be recognized by our peers for excelling in areas that promote strong outcomes for our students. As a student-centered university, this is at the heart of what we aim to achieve.”
Belmont’s No. 5 ranking Tuesday morning marks the ninth consecutive year it has received a top 10 ranking, and a move up from its No. 6 ranking in 2016. It also keeps Belmont as the highest ranked university in Tennessee in that category.
Among the list of U.S. News achievements, Belmont ranked second in the Southern region for the “Most Innovative Schools” category, third in the “Best Colleges for Veterans” category and fourth in the “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching” category.
Belmont was also one of just a few universities in the nation to be recognized for its internships, learning communities, service-learning and study abroad opportunities and resources.
“We earned these accolades through of the hard work of our faculty and staff, the consistent support of our alumni and Board of Trust, and a commitment to excellence from our student body,” Fisher wrote. “I am grateful for all you do to make Belmont an academically challenging Christian community that empowers our future leaders to engage and transform the world.”
Clickhere to see the full list of U.S. News rankings for 2018.