WPU Ranked 26 Of Regional Colleges by U.S. News and World Report

September 18, 2019
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On Monday, September 9, 2019, William Peace University was ranked 26th out of 124 in the Regional Colleges: South category by U.S. News and World Report. Additionally, the University earned the #9 seat for Best Colleges for Veterans and #18 for social mobility. 

“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 in the top 25% of Regional Colleges in the South is a testament to the great things happening here,” said Brian C. Ralph, President at William Peace University in Raleigh.  “But we by no means are content. We have a bold vision for William Peace University to be recognized as one of the leading metropolitan universities in the Southeast,” he said. 

“The fact that we are ranked in the top 25% of Regional Colleges in the South is a testament to the great things happening here, but we by no means are content…”

President Brian C. Ralph

Officer Award at Commencement 2019
Alumna Ty’shayla Joyner ’19 being recognized at WPU Commencement 2019.

Earning the #9 seat for Best College for Veterans supports WPU’s belief that an accessible and flexible education for veterans is of the utmost importance. The university continues to strive to give veterans the best resources and tools to succeed after military service. 

WPU’s ranking as “Top Performer for Social Mobility” recognizes how well the University serves low-income students and this illustrates the commitment the university has made to give students the tools they need through education, faculty mentorship, and immersive, hands-on learning opportunities to drive successful outcomes.  

Additionally, WPU is listed as one of the most diverse campuses, according to the Campus Ethnic Diversity index.  This 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 they 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,” said Dr. Ralph.

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