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Jax Daily Record Monday, Sep. 21, 202003:24 PM EST

Jacksonville University ranked among the best in the South

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It’s the second consecutive year in the top 30 on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Regional Universities” list.
by: Max Marbut Associate Editor

For the second consecutive year, Jacksonville University ranks among the top 30 regional schools in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of Best Colleges.

Out of 134 universities, JU is 29th in the 2020 list of Best Regional Universities – South and also achieved an improvement in scoring.

“We are pleased to see that our overall score, which U.S. News & World Report uses to determine our ranking, has improved by 10 points, from 55 to 65, reflecting improvement across several key indicators that focus primarily on student success before and after graduation,” said Will Miller, JU executive director of Institutional Analytics, Effectiveness and Strategic Planning, in a news release.

The university also held its top 20 position on the list of Best Colleges for Veterans at No. 16. 

This fall, JU recorded the largest incoming freshman class in school history with 638 first-year students, 27 more than the fall term of 2019. 

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Jacksonville University among the top regional colleges or universities in the South each year since 2004.

To calculate the top schools, U.S. News focuses on academic quality and places emphasis on outcome measures including graduation rates, retention rates and social mobility. 

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