FMU ranked at the top for the 12th consecutive year

Veronica Stark, Editor-in-Chief

For the 12th consecutive year, FMU is ranked as one of the best colleges in the South.

This ranking process is done by the U.S. News and World Report. According to a FMU news release, President Fred Carter feels honored to receive this for the twelfth year.

“Once again we’re honored to be named in the top tier of America’s Best Colleges in the 2012 edition of the U.S. News and World Report,” Carter said. “This ranking reflects the quality of our curriculum, teaching and scholarship and is yet another accolade for our esteemed faculty.”

Separated by their geographic regions, 635 universities are taken into account when the ranking is provided. Also taken into consideration is the number of undergraduate majors and masters programs the university offers. One of the most important sections weighed is the academic reputation. The ranking also reviews the graduation and retention rates, financial and faculty resources, student selectivity and alumni contributions.