CNU Breaks Into Top 10 Among Southern Universities in New U.S. News Rankings - Christopher Newport University


CNU Breaks Into Top 10 Among Southern Universities in New U.S. News Rankings

University continues to climb in rankings as academic quality soars.

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In the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings, Christopher Newport ranks 4th among public universities in the South and has now risen to 10th among all Southern regional universities.

CNU is also listed at No. 54 in the publication's Best Value School rankings for the South, ahead of James Madison University (60) and the University of Mary Washington (64).

“No college in America has come so far so fast, and the data continue to prove it,” says President Paul Trible. “Seven years ago, we ranked 9th among all public regional universities in the South, and that was a huge achievement for a school so young. Today we rank 4th! We are one of the very best colleges in America because we have a rigorous academic curriculum, a great faculty, outstanding students and we emphasize leadership, civic engagement and honor.”

Category 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Top Public Regional Universities in the South 9 8 7 7 5 5 4 4
Best Regional Universities in the South 26 23 18 17 14 14 11 10

U.S. News & World Report rankings evaluate colleges and universities on 16 measures of academic quality, based on such widely accepted indicators of excellence as first-year student retention, graduation rates and the strength of the faculty.

CNU also appears in the 2019 U.S. News rankings in the following lists:

  • Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Most Innovative Schools - South
  • Best Undergraduate Teaching - South

This year’s complete rankings are available at the link below.

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