Forbes ranks Spring Hill College among America's and Alabama's "Best Colleges"

Thu, 08/13/2009 (All day)

Aug. 13, 2009

Mobile, Ala. – Forbes.com has announced their 2009 “America’s Best Colleges” and Spring Hill College ranks among the top third, No. 197, out of the 600 colleges and universities ranked nationwide. Only one other college in Alabama received a higher score in the state and national rankings.

Colleges and universities are ranked based on several factors including four-year graduation rates, post-graduation success, student loan indebtedness, student satisfaction with courses and faculty, salary levels of successful alumni, and competitive recognitions of both faculty and alumni.

Below are the rankings of the Alabama colleges and universities who also were ranked among the 600 best colleges nationwide:

National Rank  State of Alabama Rank

189                 1. Birmingham-Southern College
197                2. Spring Hill College
260                 3. Samford University
327                 4. Troy University
356                 5. University of Alabama, Huntsville
441                 6. University of Alabama
476                 7. University of Alabama, Birmingham
487                 8. Auburn University
571                 9. Tuskegee University

Spring Hill College, celebrating its 179th year, is preparing to welcome a freshman class of more than 360 students in fall 2009. Classes begin Aug. 24.