Williams Baptist University has made another move upward in the latest college rankings from US News & World Report. WBU climbed to number 27 among liberal arts colleges & universities in the South, marking the ninth year in a row for Williams in the magazine’s top tier of rankings.
US News released its 2019 Best Colleges edition Monday. WBU was ranked 35th in last year’s issue.
“We expect Williams Baptist University to be nationally known for its educational excellence, and rankings like those in US News are a major step toward making that happen. Rankings among our peers are an important measure, and we are excited to move up yet again on this list,” said Dr. Stan Norman, president of WBU.
US News bases the rankings on a wide ranging series of criteria, including class sizes, student-to-teacher ratio, student retention and peer reputation score.
“A move upward in the US News rankings is a tribute to our entire campus community, but especially the faculty, which endeavors every day to provide an outstanding, Christ-centered education that transforms the lives of its students. This news is a reflection of a job well done by all our faculty and staff,” said Norman.
Williams is a Christian university in Walnut Ridge.