U.S. News ranks S.C. schools among best

Charleston Regional Business Journal
September 13, 2011

The same month that it breaks ground on its new Darla Moore School of Business building, the University of South Carolina has been recognized for having the nation’s top undergraduate international business program by U.S. News & World Report.

Across the USC system, USC Aiken is No. 1 among public regional colleges in the South, and USC Upstate is ranked No. 3. USC Columbia also was ranked No. 54 for public universities and was featured in the section, “A-Plus Schools for B Students,” for a second year.

Clemson University was ranked No. 25 for public universities, according to the report.

Clemson was cited for its commitment to student success, garnering recognition for learning communities and writing in the disciplines.

Additionally, Clemson is among the top “up-and-coming schools” that have made “the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus or facilities,” U.S. News said.

“Being ranked among the nation’s top 25 universities for the fourth consecutive year is a significant accomplishment and a tribute to the hard work of Clemson faculty, staff, students and alumni,” said Clemson President James F. Barker.

The Moore School’s undergraduate program earned the No. 1 ranking for the 15th consecutive year, and the school itself moved up one spot to 42 for overall business education nationally.

“The Moore School is delighted to have retained our best-in-class No. 1 ranking for our undergraduate international business program while further improving our overall undergraduate programs ranking,” Dean Hildy Teegen said.

USC also earned accolades for the second consecutive year for its student-enrichment offerings. A section titled “A Focus on Student Success” cites USC for having one of the nation’s best programs for First-Year Experience and Learning Communities.

For more information about the report, visit http://www.usnews.com/

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