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Birmingham-Southern ranked among top liberal arts colleges

Birmingham-Southern College continues to move up among the ranks of the country’s top liberal arts colleges.

In this year’s ranking by U.S. News and World Report, BSC climbed 17 spots to 111th of some 1,500 bachelor’s degree-granting institutions.

“We are pleased that BSC has once again moved up in the rankings,” said BSC President Daniel B. Coleman. “This is a testament to the hard work of our faculty and staff who provide a personalized education and a meaningful residential experience for students and prepare them for the future beyond our campus.”

BSC scored an A-plus in the category of retention of freshmen. There were 17 measures that U.S. News based its rankings, including student retention and graduation rates, faculty resources, and social mobility.

“One of our primary goals every year is to create a sense of community and belonging for all students from the moment they arrive on campus,” said Dr. David M. Eberhardt, vice president for student development. “Our community is full of mentors, whether that’s faculty, staff, or peers, who share and guide students through the transition and challenges of college life.

“We provide a rich environment that fosters students’ growth and discovery of their potential.”

David Palmore is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News

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