'Best' list confirms JMU's teaching excellence


by Janet Smith

 

James Madison University is No. 3 in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the Best Undergraduate Teaching universities in the South region. With Elon and Belmont universities at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, JMU is the top public university on the regional ranking.

The Best Undergraduate Teaching rankings recognize “schools whose faculty and administrators are committed to teaching undergraduate students in a high-quality manner,” according to U.S. News.

In spring 2013, the news magazine asked top academics, as part of the annual U.S. News peer assessment survey, to name the schools they think have faculty with an unusually strong “commitment to undergraduate teaching.” College presidents, provosts and admissions deans were asked to nominate up to 10 colleges in their U.S. News Best Colleges ranking category that are committed to undergraduate teaching.

The regional universities were divided into four areas: South, North, Midwest and West. The South region is made up of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.

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Jan. 23, 2014

Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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