UNC ranked as the best public school in the southern region

Some of the latest academic rankings have seen UNC once again land top honors in its region.

The Wall Street Journal/Times recently shared its list of regions for the 2022 Journal Higher Education College Rankings, with Chapel Hill University once again the best public school in the Southeastern United States. When the rankings were initially released in September, UNC emerged as the 33rd best university in the nation, retaining its spot on the 2021 list.

In addition to being the best public school in the southern region, North Carolina is ranked third among all public schools.

The ranking, according to the Wall Street Journal/Times, is determined by 15 factors divided into four main categories: resources, commitment, results and environment. According to UNC’s rankings release, its highest score was in the achievement category, which weighs graduation rates, reputation, graduate salaries and post-graduation debt from the institution.

“Carolina is committed to serving our state and therefore the entire southern region of the United States,” said UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz. “As the top-ranked public university in the South, we will continue to strive for excellence while preparing our students to do great things. We have long aspired to be the nation’s leading global public research university, and our preeminence in these rankings will continue to attract the world’s best faculty, staff and students, as well as the best national and international industry partners, to our region. .

Carolina is also joined by its rival in the rankings: The 2022 ranking lists Duke as the highest-rated private school in the southern region and fifth nationally.

Photo via UNC-Chapel Hill.

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