University of Mobile Among ‘America’s Best Christian Colleges’ for 24th Year

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MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile has been named one of “America’s Best Christian Colleges” for 2020, an annual recognition the school has consistently received for over two decades.

Baptist-affiliated UM is one of only 100 colleges and universities nationwide to receive the designation for 2020. This is the 24thconsecutive year the University of Mobile has received the honor.

The recognition is determined from results of the 30th Annual National College Survey conducted by Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc.

Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. selected “America’s Best Christian Colleges” from a pool of 392 Christian institutions of higher education.

To be considered for the list, an institution must be an accredited, four-year school that offers bachelor’s degrees and full residential facilities and dining services. It must have had an entering freshman class in Fall 2019 with a high school grade point average or SAT/ACT score at or above the national average for all freshmen entering Christian institutions of higher education.

The school must also be affiliated with a recognized Christian denomination or be an interdenominational institution that incorporates Christian principles into its curriculum or environment.

The University of Mobile has earned a variety of other honors recently, including the “Best Value Schools” recognition by U.S. News & World Report.

Prospective students and their families are invited to attend a UM Day  on campus and learn more about the University of Mobile. Students who attend a UM Day and enroll may receive a $2,000 scholarship. Sign up for a UM Day online at or call Enrollment Services at 251.442.2222.

About the University of Mobile

The 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. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the 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.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

About the Author

Zac Douglas

Zac Douglas is the marketing communications specialist for the University of Mobile. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in integrated marketing and communications. As marketing communications specialist, Zac is responsible for writing and strategizing content about the university, assisting with media relations, and handling other marketing and communications projects. He is an active member at Cottage Hill Baptist Church and enjoys spending his time surfing, skating and climbing.