OVU Ranked Among top 75 best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report
VIENNA, W.Va. (Sept. 18, 2014) – Ohio Valley University has been ranked as one of the top 75 best colleges in the South Region in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges Guide. This year marks the sixth consecutive year that OVU has been ranked among the best in the nation for this region.
“We are pleased with our recent U.S. News & World Report ranking as one of the best schools in the southern United States,” said Joy Jones, OVU vice president of academic affairs. “For over 50 years, Ohio Valley University has been the Mid-Ohio Valley’s number one choice for Christian higher education in our community. It is a distinct honor to be recognized for our Christ-centered academic community and the success of our degree programs.”
In addition to being ranked as one of the best colleges in the south region, Ohio Valley University was also ranked among the top 20 Best Colleges for Veterans in the South Region.
Among the subcategories as part of the overall ranking, OVU again stood out for class size with a student to faculty ratio of 10:1. “Smaller class sizes create more opportunities for one-to-one learning experiences, which greatly benefits student success,” noted Jones.
For the last two years, Ohio Valley University has maintained a 91 percent placement rate, with graduates either working in their chosen fields of study or pursuing graduate degrees. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national average is 75 percent.
Ohio Valley University is associated with the churches of Christ, but accepts and encourages students of all faiths to apply.
Chartered in 1958, Ohio Valley University is a residential, faith-based institution with four colleges offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students from 25 states and 16 nations. To learn more about the university, visit www.ovu.edu.