University of Mobile Jumps to #3 and #8 in 2017 U.S. News & World Report College Rankings

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Ranked #3 Best Regional Colleges in the South for Veterans and #8 Best Regional Liberal Arts Colleges in the South

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile was ranked 3rd in the South for veterans and 8th in the South among liberal arts colleges in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report college rankings released Sept. 13.

The Christian university jumped 17 spots among Best Regional Liberal Arts Colleges in the South, from 25th to 8th. UM moved up 15 spots in Best Regional Colleges in the South for Veterans, from 18th to 3rd.

“We are pleased to be ranked among the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report,” said Dr. Timothy Smith, University of Mobile president.

Smith said the recognition serves to spotlight the university and bring it to the attention of students and families searching for an academically rigorous, Christ-centered college.

“We are grateful to be recognized in this report, as well as in other recent rankings that named University of Mobile among the best in the state, with a safe and beautiful campus and the best dorms in Alabama,” Smith said. “We are committed to renewing the mind and transforming the heart of our students through rigorous academics and spiritual development, so that our graduates are prepared to fulfill their professional calling as they transform the world for Jesus Christ.”

According to U.S. News & World Report, rankings are based on graduation and retention rates, assessment of excellence, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving, among other factors.

U.S. News & World Report recommends students look at many factors when choosing a college, in addition to rankings. Other factors include location and feel of campus life; range of academic offerings, activities and sports; and the cost plus availability of financial aid, according to the report.

University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

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Trey Taulbee

Trey Taulbee

Trey oversees all facets of the university’s creative process, including photo, video, design, print and digital media. He received his Bachelor of Science in Communication from UM and his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University. Prior to his current role, Trey worked in enrollment services and student life. Additionally, Trey co-owns a photography business with his wife, Michelle, specializing in wedding and portrait photography. He lives on Alabama’s eastern shore with Michelle, son, Jack and dogs Cammie & Malone.

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