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September 10, 2018

University of Montevallo scores high marks in U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges

The University of Montevallo continues to receive high accolades in the “Best Colleges,” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report.

According to rankings for the 2019 edition, released Sept. 10, Montevallo has retained the top spot among public regional universities in Alabama, a distinction it has held for ten years.

MOST INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS
The University of Montevallo was named in the top 20 Most Innovative Schools among regional south universities. This relatively new category is selected from top academic peer assessment conducted by U.S. News. College presidents, provosts and admissions deans were asked to nominate colleges or universities in their Best Colleges ranking category that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities.

BEST UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING
This year, the University of Montevallo was recognized in the top 20 schools for Best Undergraduate Teaching. In a survey conducted in spring 2018, the schools recognized on this list received the most votes from top college administrators for putting a particular focus on undergraduate teaching.

“This recognition from U.S. News and World Report reflects an institutional commitment to the students we serve at Montevallo,” said Dr. John W. Stewart III, president of the University of Montevallo. “Our campus family is laser-focused on providing life-changing learning experiences that prepare students for meaningful and rewarding lives and careers.”

SCHOOLS OF VALUE
Montevallo was again identified in the top 25 listing for Best Value Schools, which measures the value of education received.

Knowing which colleges are great schools at great prices – which colleges provide students receiving financial aid with the highest quality education for the lowest price – is imperative. To help provide that information, U.S. News takes into account a school’s academic quality and the net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the greater the value.

OVERALL RANKINGS
In the overall rankings for regional south Universities, Montevallo remained in the top 50. The University also continues to rank in the top 15 Best Public Regional Universities in the South. Each year, UM is compared alongside public and private schools across 12 states. Despite the changes in higher education, UM scores impressive accolades in the publication’s annual evaluations.

Learn more: U.S. News and World Report