No. 77. That’s how Clemson University ranked among 443 national universities on the U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings, which were released yesterday. Among public universities, Clemson ranked 31st.
Gamecock fans, we didn’t forget about you. University of South Carolina is up two spots to No. 115 overall, 53rd among public universities. Its International Business program remained No. 1 for the 24th year in a row.
How did other Upstate schools do?
National Liberal Arts Colleges
- Furman University landed at No. 45 (out of 210) with California’s Thomas Aquinas College. It also ranked No. 4 in Most Innovative Schools, a list the school has been on every year since The Furman Advantage launched in 2016.
- Spartanburg’s Wofford University tied at No. 70 with Virginia Military University.
- Presbyterian College in Clinton tied with five other colleges (including Atlanta’s Morehouse College) at No. 124.
Regional Universities South
- Anderson University tied with Bob Jones University + six other universities for No. 26 (out of 136) Regional Universities South, Anderson’s highest ranking in the category to date.
- North Greenville University ranked No. 38, along with Coastal Carolina + Columbia International University.
- Converse University in Spartanburg tied for No. 46 with two other institutions.
Regional Colleges South
- Erksine College in Due West landed at No. 21 (out of 132) with two other colleges.
- University of South Carolina Upstate ranked No. 24, along with four other institutions.
- Lander University + NC’s Elizabeth City State University tied for No. 31.
- Limestone University in Gaffney tied at No. 45 with Florida Memorial University.