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CSU named to U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges List

By Jan Joslin | September 14, 2022
Charleston Southern University campus

U.S. News & World Report has once again named Charleston Southern University to its Best Colleges list for 2022-2023 in the Best Regional Universities in the South category. In the Best Colleges category, CSU is ranked No. 49, up from No. 57 last year; in the Best Colleges for Veterans, CSU is ranked No. 23, up from No. 26 last year; and in the top performers on social mobility, CSU ranked No. 36, up from No. 37 last year.

According to U.S. News & World Report, the social mobility listing measures the extent the school enrolled and graduated students who received Pell grants.

A Charleston Southern University education is a student’s Passport to Purpose. The Passport to Purpose is designed to help students discover their passion, design their pathway, develop their potential, and declare their purpose, enabling them to embark on a life of significance after graduation.

“Charleston Southern University continues to be an institution recognized for its excellence in academics while providing an exceptional value to those who attend CSU,” said Dr. Anthony Turner, vice president for enrollment and marketing. “The rankings demonstrate the dedication of faculty and staff to make Charleston Southern University a premiere institution for students to learn and pursue their life’s calling with a strong supportive community behind them.”   

Earlier in the year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Charleston Southern’s online bachelor’s programs at No. 29 nationally for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs, and No. 21 nationally for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, the top-ranked program in South Carolina.

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


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