■ Third nationally among public schools and fourth out of all business schools for Return On Investment by BusinessWeek magazine (2009)
■ One of 35 U.S. schools highlighted for excellence in undergraduate research/creative projects by U.S. News & World Report (2007)
■ For the 17th consecutive year, the top public, master’s-level university in the South in U.S. News & World Report’s guidebook, 2011 America’ Best Colleges
■ Ranked 19th in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s 2011 list of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges, schools that deliver a “stellar education at an affordable price”
■ In January 2011, CBS MoneyWatch.com named JMU as one of the top 10 public universities in the country for students graduating on time with a four-year graduation rate of 68 percent.
■ In both 2010 and 2011, two JMU faculty members received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, bringing JMU’s total number of recipients to eight. The honor recognizes the finest among Virginia’s college faculty for excellence in teaching, research and public service.
■ Received the 2010 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, putting JMU in the 6 percent of higher education institutions that Carnegie recognizes for engagement out of all U.S. institutions.