Bryan among South's 'Best Colleges' for 13th time
August 20, 2007

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US News Best Colleges 2008Bryan College has been listed as one of the Top Tier southern Baccalaureate Colleges in U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges" issue.

This is the 13th consecutive time Bryan has been listed among the leading southern colleges by U.S. News. In the 2008 rankings, Bryan moved up two spots to 12th.

Bryan President Dr. Stephen D. Livesay said, “We are pleased with this outstanding recognition by US News & World Report of the quality liberal arts education that Bryan affords our students. To be recognized in the top 15 schools of higher education in the South for 13 consecutive years is a testimony to our outstanding faculty and staff members' desire to provide an exceptional Christ-centered education for our students."

The data accompanying the listing show the number of full-time Bryan faculty has increased to 79 percent from 77 percent a year ago. The college maintains a 13-1 student-faculty ratio, and average retention rate for freshmen to sophomore year is 74 percent, tenth best among the 47 schools in the region.

Academic Vice President Dr. Cal White said, "While rankings such as these may not tell the complete story of a college's effectiveness, they are one measure by which families and students can make comparisons using a variety of criteria. It is gratifying to know that Bryan has been ranked as a Top Tier college by U.S. News for the 13th consecutive year. We are committed to quality education in a Christ-centered context."

Bryan's 2007-08 academic year opens Aug. 29, with Convocation and the beginning of classes.