Concord University Among the Best, Influential Report Says

Sep 11, 2014

Concord University was once again named among the best colleges in the region by an influential report.

Credit Lance McDaniel

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges annual report was released earlier this week. Concord University was ranked in more than one area.

Concord University ranked fifth in the Best Regional Colleges South. The Regional Colleges category focuses on schools that focus primarily on undergraduate study.

The rankings are based on criteria that measure academic quality.


The ranking is among public colleges throughout West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and other South East States. 

According to the report, Concord ranks as the number one public institution in West Virginia.  

The annual publication ranks Concord University in the first tier of the Regional Colleges South category. Of the 75 institutions in this category, Concord ranks 50 overall.

CU also ranked sixteenth in the Best Colleges for Veterans. The reports says, these institutions are “the top-ranked schools in the 2015 Best Colleges rankings that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members apply for, pay for and complete their degrees.”