Christopher Newport Climbs Again in Rankings, Now No. 3 Regional Public University in the South

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Christopher Newport is now the No. 3 regional public university in the South.

Christopher Newport University has risen to third among Southern regional public universities in new 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings, and now stands sixth among all 136 universities, public and private included in the analysis.

“Two decades ago we set out to build a great university for America and the data proves just how far and how fast we have come,” said President Paul Trible. “The rankings reflect what our alumni know. We are one of America’s best colleges because we prepare students for lives of significance with a rigorous academic curriculum and great faculty.”

Category 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Top Public Regional Universities in the South 9 8 7 7 5 5 4 4 3
Best Regional Universities in the South 26 23 18 17 14 14 11 10 6

U.S. News & World Report rankings evaluate colleges and universities on 15 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. Regional public universities included in the rankings offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s-level programs but limited, if any, doctoral programs.

Christopher Newport also appears in the 2020 U.S. News rankings in the following lists:

  • Best Value Schools
  • Most Innovative Schools – South
  • Best Undergraduate Teaching – South

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

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