Centre College is again rated as a top-50 national liberal arts college by U.S. News and World Report in its rankings released Friday.
Centre's position at 46th gives it the highest national rating of any Kentucky college or university.
Williams College is the top national liberal arts college. Centre is tied for 45th with Gettysburg College (Pa.) and Rhodes College (Tenn.).
Kentucky schools included in Centre's category of national liberal arts colleges are Transylvania University (in a nine-way tie for 97th), Georgetown College (third tier) and Lindsey Wilson College (fourth tier). In the national university category, the University of Kentucky is in a five-way tie for 107th.
Long known for its extensive international study opportunities, Centre tied for tenth in "most students studying abroad," with Bates College (Maine) and Colgate University (N.Y.). In addition to semester-long programs in England, France and Mexico, Centre offers exchange programs in Japan and Northern Ireland, as well as a wide variety of short-term programs to such places as Italy, Vietnam, Morocco and Istanbul.