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UNCA moves up to No. 7 in U.S. News rankings
Thursday, 05 October 2017 10:31

From Staff Reports 

UNC Asheville has moved up to No. 7 in U.S. News and World Report’s Ranking of Public Liberal Arts Colleges; Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects, Management & Accountancy, Affordability and Admissions Recognized Nationally.

Specifically, UNCA tied for the seventh spot among public liberal arts colleges in U.S. News and World Report’s new “2018 Best Colleges,” released online on Sept. 12. 

The university also earns recognition as one of the 25 National Liberal Arts Colleges where students graduate with the least amount of debt – an average of $22,026 for UNC Asheville graduates with debt, several thousand below the state and national average – and with 47 percent of UNCA graduates debt-free.

U.S. News and World Report also highlights schools with outstanding programs linked to student success.

Among these programs, UNCA earned top marks for Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects. This “enriched offering” gained recognition among university peers, including college presidents, chief academic officers and deans of admissions, who nominated institutions with stellar examples of research as well as learning communities, internships, service learning, study abroad, capstone projects, and writing in the disciplines.

“UNC Asheville continues to be an innovator and leader in the liberal arts, and it is an honor to stand with our colleagues on this national list. This ranking recognizes the important and exceptional work of our faculty, staff and students,” Chancellor Mary K. Grant said.


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