BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Two Alabama Baptist universities ranked among top schools in the South for their programs for veterans. The University of Mobile (UM) was ranked 3rd and Samford University in Birmingham was ranked 4th in the South for Best Colleges for Veterans in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report college rankings released Sept. 13.
UM also jumped 17 spots, from 25th to 8th, for Best Regional Liberal Arts Colleges in the South.
Samford University also garnered the No. 4 spot for regional universities in the South. Samford also is ranked 3rd in the South for “A Strong Commitment to Teaching.” According to U.S. News officials, these are schools where “the faculty has an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.”
For Samford, the latest rankings come at a time of growth as it just announced its eighth consecutive year of record enrollment with 5,471 students.