U.S. News & World Report Ranks Queens University of Charlotte 13th in Best College Rankings

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Big city. Small school. Perfect fit. Queens is ranked #13 among Best Regional Universities (South) for the second year in a row.

"This recognition reflects Queens' promise to deliver a unique learning experience that leads to excellent outcomes - 97% of our graduates are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation," said Jen Johnson, vice president of enrollment management and marketing.

Queens University of Charlotte has once again been ranked as a top regional university in the South in the U.S. News & World Report 2021 “Best Colleges” guide. Queens earned the No. 13 spot among the 134 colleges and universities within this category.

Queens was also recognized for other achievements, advancing rank to 8th place in best undergraduate teaching and 16th place in most innovative schools. In the overall category for Regional Universities, Queens’ alumni giving rate of 21% tied for 4th place.

U.S. News & World Report provides 50 different types of numerical rankings and lists to help students narrow their college search. The most heavily weighted criteria in the score calculation are student outcomes, which are measured by retention and graduation rates. Also factored into the rankings are faculty resources, expert opinions (votes by university presidents, provosts and chief enrollment officers), financial resources, student excellence and alumni giving.

“We are proud of the dedicated work of Queens’ faculty and staff who draw on our dynamic Charlotte location to enhance our classroom learning with unique out-of-class, hands-on experiences,” said Johnson.

About Queens
Queens University is a private, co-educational university located in Charlotte, N.C. The university serves more than 2,500 students with 42 major and 63 minor undergraduate degree options and 12 graduate degrees. Students represent 44 states and 49 foreign countries. As part of the university’s vision to promote educational experiences that nurture intellectual curiosity and promote global understanding, nearly two-thirds of traditional undergraduates participate in study abroad experiences and 100 percent take part in internships.

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