U.S. News and World Report Ranks Rhodes Among National Liberal Arts Colleges With Best Undergraduate Teaching

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U.S. News and World Report has released its 2022 Best Colleges Rankings. Now in its 37th year, the rankings evaluate more than 1,400 colleges and universities on measures of academic quality. Rhodes College ranked No. 29 among national liberal arts colleges recognized for Best Undergraduate Teaching. It is one of only four national liberal arts colleges that made U.S. News’ Best Colleges for Veterans based on participation in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees.

The rankings for Best Undergraduate Teaching focus on schools with an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching based on responses by college presidents, provosts, and admissions deans on a U.S. News 2021 peer assessment survey.

With more than 50 majors and minors, Rhodes offers a 9:1 student to faculty ratio. The college has 195 faculty, 93 percent of whom hold the highest degree within their field. As teachers, scholars, and mentors, Rhodes professor equip students to think and understand in new ways through rigorous academics, creative activity, and opportunities for exploration outside of the classroom.

“Excellent undergraduate research opportunities and high-quality teaching are key to the learning experience provided at Rhodes,” says Dr. Katherine Clay Bassard, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “I’m grateful to our dedicated faculty whose effort makes it possible for Rhodes to graduate students equipped with the edge needed to enter the next phase of their careers and pursue meaningful change.”

Rhodes holds the No. 54 spot—alongside Gettysburg College and Spelman College—in the overall rankings of national liberal arts colleges. Additional rankings where Rhodes landed include Best Value Schools; Computer Science Programs; and Top Performers on Social Mobility.

Rhodes College graduates students with The Rhodes Edge, which is an educational and residential experience that ensures that graduates are intellectually ready to tackle the world’s most pressing problems; leadership ready to create equitable and prosperous communities; and career and graduate school ready to succeed in tomorrow’s economy.