Spring Hill College Earns Impressive National and State Rankings 2019-21

Spring Hill College has achieved an impressive list of national rankings for its academic programs, the value of its degree after college, and its student-first focus.

From Forbes Magazine and Niche.com to top awards for its nursing and business programs, the College has earned these distinctions because of its commitment to prepare students to be real world ready — through curriculum advancements, career development and the value of its Jesuit, Catholic liberal arts degree.

“I am extremely proud we achieved these prestigious honors,” said President E. Joseph Lee II, PhD, President of Spring Hill College” This proves what we know: A Spring Hill College education prepares students for real-world careers.”

According to bestcolleges.com, a liberal arts degree can provide increased opportunities for graduates in the professional world. “Recently, 92% of executives said American workers don’t have the skills needed to succeed at their jobs. But the skills gap isn’t just about technical knowledge — nearly half of the executives think workers need more soft skills, like critical thinking and communication. This skills gap is bad news for employers but good news for liberal arts majors, as these in-demand competencies are exactly what a liberal arts education emphasizes.”

The professional value and the opportunities that a Spring Hill College degree offers also manifest in the percentage of graduates who place after graduation. In 2019 graduates earned a 99.5% post-graduate placement rate within 6 months of earning their degree.

“Our graduates are placed professionally in companies like Amazon, Facebook, and in the media and tech professions. They are nurses, teachers, and lawyers. A degree from Spring Hill can ensure a student’s placement in top-tier graduate schools,” said Lee. “Our alumni also have proven the value of a Spring Hill degree in their professional journeys. From the CEO of AARP and national entrepreneurs to some of the top doctors in the country — our alumni bring value every day to the communities from the degree they earned at Spring Hill College.”

Founded in 1830, Spring Hill College is the oldest Catholic college in the Southeast and the third-oldest Jesuit college in the United States. Spring Hill combines the Jesuit tradition of excellence in education and a commitment to caring for the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – with innovative educational experiences. Located in Mobile, Ala., Spring Hill’s mission is to form leaders engaged in learning, faith, justice, and service for life. As a result, Spring Hill students are engaged, inspired, and transformed by their experiences.

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Forbes ranked Spring Hill among the top ten Colleges in the country for return on a college degree investment.

Forbes’ Senior Contributor Michael T. Nietzel announced today in his article ”Third Way’s Price-To-Earnings Premium: A New Way To Measure The Economic Value Of College” that Spring Hill College is ranked among the top ten colleges and universities in the country on a new return on investment (ROI) calculator. The Price-To-Earnings Premium, or PEP, is a new method developed by Third Way, the national think tank, to calculate the ROI of various higher education programs.

According to Nietzel, the list illustrates that colleges can earn a good PEP score (the shorter the time to pay down net costs, the better) in two ways: low net costs … where students are able to cover their college costs in less than one year; or high median earnings ten years after enrollment, as is the case with Stanford, Princeton, Georgia Tech and Harvard.”


Spring Hill has rankings in these categories, among others:

Best Catholic Colleges in America

Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America

Best Greek Life Colleges in America

Best Small Colleges

Best Colleges for Communications

Best Colleges for Business

Best Colleges for Biology

Best College Campuses


As one of the top six national college ranking sites, Colleges of Distinction continues to rank Spring Hill College among the top Colleges in Alabama, now three years on a row in the following areas:



Career Development


Spring Hill Colleges Nursing program is ranked on registerednursing.org as the top programamong all four-year colleges and universities in the state.


Spring Hill College earned another number one ranking for its Nursing program among all the colleges and universities in the state.


Spring Hill College’s Health Science undergraduate degree has been ranked among the top 25 in the country in a new ranking released for 2021.



College Factual is listed as among the top college ranking sites according to Forbes.

Spring Hill has earned acknowledgments for :

Communications and Journalism



Business and Management


Spring Hill College ranks in the top three among all liberal arts colleges in Alabama.

Spring Hill also ranks top in the state for key programs:



Political Science



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