Centre College progressed in the U.S. News & World Report rankings released today and remains a top-50 national liberal arts college.
Centre moved up to No. 42, which gives it the highest national ranking of any Kentucky college or university.
Williams College is the top national liberal arts college. Centre is tied for 42nd with DePauw University and Occidental College. Last year Centre was in a three-way tie for 45th.
Centre ranks No. 13 in best value among liberal arts colleges, up from No. 16 last year. Other institutions on the best value list include Williams, Amherst, Swarthmore, Carleton, Bowdoin and Middlebury.
"This advance in the U.S. News rankings is just the latest in a series of very positive developments for the College," says Centre President John Roush. "We have one of our best classes ever entering in the fall, we're in the midst of a successful fundraising campaign, The College Centre project to expand and enhance our main academic and recreational/athletic facilities is moving toward completion, and we just reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the nation for annual alumni-giving percentage. This kind of upward momentum tends to encourage even greater progress and is a tribute to the men and women who teach and serve in other ways at the College as well as to our outstanding alumni."