Averett Earns High Marks from Third-Party Reviewers

Posted on October 9th, 2014 by Travis Dix

Averett University has recently been recognized by two third-party reviewers – U.S. News & World Report and CollegesofDistinction.com. In the college rankings just released by U.S. News for 2015, Averett retained its position in the top 25, tying for 25th among Regional Colleges in the South. The University is once again the highest-ranking Virginia school among the 74 top tier schools listed as Regional Colleges. In addition, Averett ranked 9th among Best Colleges for Veterans among Regional Colleges in the South.

Along with its U.S. News ranking, Averett has been named a 2014-15 College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. This is the second consecutive year the University has received this honor. Averett was selected for “providing an innovative, teacher-centered undergraduate education with a strong record of preparing its graduates for real-world success.”

“We are thrilled that Averett continues to be recognized by third-party reviewers,” said Stacy Gato, vice president of enrollment. “These recognitions are a testament to the hard work of our dedicated faculty and staff. Without their dedication and support we would not be where we are today.”

Since 1983, the U.S. News College rankings, which group schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, has grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities. The rankings are available at www.usnews.com/colleges, and will be published in the U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best Colleges Guide.

CollegesofDistinction.com bases its rankings on four core values: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes. It is an online college guide that looks at schools that are the best places to learn, grow and succeed.