Kentucky Wesleyan College has once again been named one of the Best Regional Colleges in the South in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. Wesleyan was No. 13 in the South as a Best Regional College, the highest ranking in the Commonwealth.
“Kentucky Wesleyan is once again honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report,” said President Barton D. Darrell. “We have had a tremendous few weeks of national and regional recognition, and have also celebrated the start of a new academic year with our largest incoming class in over a decade. We are excited to carry forth this momentum and continue to reach new heights for our proud institution.”
The U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Colleges rankings feature colleges focused on undergraduate education that grant fewer than half their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. A total of 111 institutions were ranked as Best Regional Colleges in the South, and a total of 322 were designated as such in the overall rankings. These rankings are split into four regions: North, South, Midwest and West.
The U.S. News & World Report ranking for Wesleyan rounds out a series of recent national and regional recognition for the College:
Washington Monthly – No. 15 in the nation in the Baccalaureate Colleges category
College Consensus – No. 2 ranking in the Best Colleges and Universities in Kentucky for 2018
Princeton Review – Named “Best in the Southeast” for the 15th consecutive year
Kentucky Wesleyan College is a United Methodist-related four-year institution in Owensboro, Ky. At Wesleyan, students enjoy one-to-one relationships with professors, a rigorous academic environment and vibrant campus life experience.