University of Mobile Ranked Best in Alabama in ‘100 Best Small Colleges for 2018’

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile is ranked in the top 100 Best Small Colleges for 2018, according to a new ranking by College Consensus. The Christian university places highest among Alabama small colleges in the national ranking.

The online ranking site combines respected national and international college rankings with student reviews to give a numerical score to each college and university. The Best Small Colleges rankings is dedicated to colleges with 2,000 students or less.

University of Mobile earned the #41 spot among the top 100 colleges and universities nationwide, according to College Consensus. The full list is at

Earlier this year, College Consensus selected University of Mobile as #1 Best Regional Colleges in the South and #8 Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the Nation. The 2018 rankings also placed UM among the top colleges and universities nationwide, ranked #141 Best Colleges and Universities.

University of Mobile’s college consensus score was based on national ratings in U.S. News & World Report and Wallethub, combined with student reviews on Niche, Cappex and Unigo.

According to the site, “small colleges excel in the things that make college a transformative experience: community, student support, mentorship, and the opportunity to grow and develop freely.”

College Consensus says the rankings are “crunching the numbers, pure and simple, to see which colleges the experts admire and which ones the students love.”


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

About the Author

Rivers Brunson

Rivers is an experienced writer and an alumna of University of Mobile. She graduated in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She returned to University of Mobile professionally as marketing communications specialist in 2017. She also hosts a podcast with Bellum Creative Group called Due South about Southern arts and culture. A Grove Hill, Alabama native, Rivers fell in love with the city of Mobile as an undergraduate student and now calls it home; however she takes frequent trips to see her family who are NAMB church planters in Livingston, Montana. She has a lovable golden retriever named Cooper.