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Charleston Southern named to U.S. News Best Colleges List

By Jan Joslin | September 14, 2021

Charleston Southern University continues to draw national recognition for its education designed to issue students a Passport to Purpose enabling them to embark on a life of significance after graduation.

U.S. News has once again named Charleston Southern to its Best Colleges rankings for 2022 in the Best Regional Universities in the South category. In the general Best Colleges category, CSU rose five spots in the ranking to No 57. In the Best Colleges for Veterans, CSU rose 11 spots to No. 26, and in the most dramatic increase, CSU rose 37 spots to No. 37 in the Social Mobility category.

“The national recognition of Charleston Southern University by multiple reputable publications demonstrates the incredible value, academic reputation, and accessibility to quality education in the South,” said Dr. Anthony Turner, vice president for enrollment and marketing. “We are grateful to all our faculty and staff who make tremendous sacrifices to make Charleston Southern University a place for students to thrive.”

Earlier in the year, U.S. News ranked Charleston Southern’s online bachelor’s programs at No. 21 nationally for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, and No. 13 nationally for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.

Washington Monthly’s recent college rankings included Charleston Southern on the Best Bang for the Buck in the Southeast list. And, Charleston Southern has been listed among the safest universities in the state of South Carolina by national groups Niche and State University.


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