September 10, 2013

University of Montevallo rises in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Montevallo again rose in the rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” published by U.S. News & World Report. According to the 2014 rankings, released Sept. 10, 2013, Montevallo is once again ranked as the No. 1 public master’s-level university in Alabama, a distinction it has held each year since 2008.

For 2014, Montevallo is listed as the 15th best public university in the South in its division and 36th overall in the South, up 23 spots from its 2007 ranking. Schools in 12 states make up the South geographic region.

Montevallo earned high marks for academic reputation, freshman retention rate, graduation rate, entering freshmen test scores, small class sizes and low student-faculty ratio.

In addition, UM was ranked 7th in the region for best undergraduate teaching, as identified by college presidents, provosts and admissions deans.

“We are always pleased when the success of our students and the accomplishments of our dedicated faculty and staff are recognized,” stated Dr. Michelle Johnston, senior vice president for administrative affairs at UM. “Along with our designation as the only public university in Alabama tapped as a College of Distinction and our recent endorsement by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” the U.S. News & World Report rankings continue to affirm our quality and value.”

Press ReleasesDecember 7, 2021

James and Jennifer Newman establish Endowed Accounting Scholarship

The University of Montevallo is proud to announce the establishment of the James and Jennifer Newman Endowed Accounting Scholarship in the Michael E. Stephens College of Business, made possible by a generous donation from the Newman family. The scholarship will be provided to a student pursuing a degree in accounting, with preference to a student […]

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Press ReleasesDecember 6, 2021

University of Montevallo programs partner to help Shelby Emergency Assistance

Two student programs at the University of Montevallo recently joined together to serve Shelby Emergency Assistance (SEA), a local agency that assists those in crisis situations throughout Shelby County. Minorities Achieving Dreams of Excellence (M.A.D.E.) and the President’s Outdoor Scholars Program partnered to host a food and toiletry drive benefitting SEA. Jason Perry, student diversity recruitment and retention coordinator at […]

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More Montevallo StoriesDecember 2, 2021

Outstanding UM students recognized on Elite Night

Many University of Montevallo students were honored for their achievements during the University’s Elite Night on Nov. 10. The event is a longstanding tradition dating back to 1933, and honors students who have demonstrated outstanding academic and leadership abilities during their time on campus. Faculty in each academic department select the student Senior Elite honorees, […]

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