US News ranks Bryan among top southern colleges
August 18, 2006
For the 12th
consecutive year, Bryan College has been listed among the top comprehensive colleges in the South by US News & World Report
Bryan is ranked 14th among the 54 colleges in the South that US News ranks as Top Tier or Second Tier. A year ago the college was tied for 14th with two other schools.
In detailing the rankings, US News noted improvements in Bryan’s average graduation rate (59 percent, better than 55 percent a year ago); percentage of classes with fewer than 20 students (69 percent, better than 68 percent a year ago); full-time faculty (77 percent, better than 75 percent a year ago); and the number of freshmen in the top 25 percent of their high school graduating classes (66 percent, better than 65 percent a year ago.
"It is a significant accomplishment on the part of our faculty and staff to maintain this recognition for 12 years," Bryan President Dr. Stephen D. Livesay said. "The US News rankings take into account factors ranging from class size to the academic strength of incoming classes. As Bryan grows, the college community is committed to maintaining high standards as we honor our spiritual heritage."