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Flagler College named 10th in the South by U.S. News & World Report

1:06 PM, Sep 13, 2012   |    comments
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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Another First Coast institution of higher learning has made the U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Regional Colleges in the South.

Flagler College has been ranked 10th in the South by the guide, according to a release from the school. More than 1,600 schools across America are on the list.

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"I am very pleased with our ranking by U.S. News and World Report," said Dr. William T. Abare, Jr., president of Flagler College. "It is a significant achievement for Flagler to be ranked among the top regional colleges in the south by this prestigious national publication."

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The newest distinction ranks schools against their peer group in their geographic region. The four regions for the judging are North, South, Midwest and West.

The rankings by U.S. News & World Report are computed using measures of academic quality provided by the schools and assessments by leaders at peer institutions. The data categories used include student/faculty ratio, class size, graduation rate, percentage of full-time faculty, student selectivity, average SAT/ACT scores, percentage of highly ranked freshmen, alumni giving rate and others.

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