Downtown Raleigh’s William Peace University Ranked 30th in Regional Colleges

September 14, 2021
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RALEIGH, N.C. — William Peace University was ranked 30th out of 125 in the Regional Colleges: South category by U.S. News and World Report released this week. Additionally, the University earned #4 for Most Innovative Schools.

“It is always encouraging to be recognized for the great work that our faculty and staff do every day to create an incredible student experience. The fact that we are ranked both in the top quarter of Regional Colleges in the South and were recognized as a top Innovative School is a testament to the great things happening here,” said Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D., President at William Peace University in Raleigh.

“We have a bold vision for William Peace University to be recognized as one of the leading metropolitan universities in the Southeast,” he said. “We will continue to improve our student experiences and achievements until we reach that goal.”

WPU also lands at #8 for the amount of need-based aid awarded by Regional Colleges in the South. “Our commitment to assisting promising students with financial need remains a high priority for us,” said Ralph.

The University also ranks as “Top Performer for Social Mobility” recognizing how well the University serves low-income students and gives students the tools they need through education, faculty mentorship, and immersive, hands-on learning opportunities to drive successful outcomes.

Additionally, WPU is listed as #7 for campus ethnic diversity in Regional Colleges in the South. This ranking highlights the incredibly rich environment students find on campus and underscores how a diverse campus can best prepare graduates for the workplace and the world.

With an eye toward the future, WPU is proud of the foundation we are laying today.

“We are more excited than ever about the great work we are doing and the success our students are experiencing at the University and importantly, beyond, as noted by our 98% placement rate in careers and/or graduate school,” Ralph said.