Reinhardt University jumped to the 25th spot in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional College South rankings, according to information released Monday.

In the same poll, Reinhardt was ranked No. 29 in 2018 and No. 54 in 2017.

College Consensus, a ranking that combines data from the most respected college ranking publications and the most reliable student review sites online, ranked Reinhardt No. 10 in Georgia out of all colleges and universities in the state, including the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech and Emory University.

“Anytime Reinhardt is recognized for excellence is a day for celebration,” said President Kina Mallard. “The fact that students are perceiving and acknowledging the strengths we know are at the core of Reinhardt University is reward in and of itself. To have peer institutions recognize and report on our thriving institution is an acknowledgement of the fine faculty and staff we’ve assembled whose focus is solely on creating the unique Reinhardt experience where each student thrives.”

Also reported in U.S. News & World Report were rankings of the Best Colleges for Veterans with Reinhardt coming in at No. 10 and Best Value Schools in Regional Colleges South with Reinhardt ranked 16th. While U.S. News & World Report recommends taking scores into consideration when choosing a college, they also say to allow it to be one of the many factors used when making the decision on where to earn a degree.

“Of course, we are grateful for the recognition as we continue to climb in rankings like those of U.S. News & World Report and College Consensus, because rankings like these validate externally the intellectual work performed internally by our faculty and students every day,” said Provost Mark Roberts. “At Reinhardt, we have a proud tradition and solid dedication to teaching and learning in a way that educates the whole person, and this is what we are most proud of as we receive such recognition.”

This fall, Reinhardt has already enrolled more than 1,500 students and expects to finish near 1,600 in total enrollment when its non-traditional enrollment is completed in October.

Reinhardt offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and five graduate degrees, serving students on campus and online. The 135-year-old institution is located in the fastest growing county in Georgia, Cherokee County, and serves both traditional and non-traditional students at locations in Canton, Cartersville, Cumming, Jasper, Woodstock and its main campus in Waleska. Reinhardt University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

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