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Birmingham-Southern College named a 2018 “hidden Southeast gem” by College Raptor

Birmingham-Southern College named a 2018 “hidden Southeast gem” by College Raptor

For Immediate Release
Sep. 21, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— For the first year, the college matching platform College Raptor Inc. named Birmingham-Southern a “hidden gem” in the Southeast.Hidden Gems Web Badge

Noted for its immersive, experiential, and high-quality liberal arts experience, BSC’s ranking not only names the college among the “stand out” institutions in the Southeast, but also as one of the best in Alabama. This follows on the heels of other recent national accolades BSC has received, including U.S. News’ lists of “10 Colleges that Often Lead to Graduate School” and “Top National Liberal Arts Colleges;” Forbes’ list of the top 100 schools for return on investment; and one of 40 “Colleges that Change Lives.”

College Raptor defines the hidden Southeast gems on their list as high-caliber colleges and universities that receive fewer than 5,000 applicants per year, and have a total enrollment fewer than 7,000.

“We assemble these Hidden Gem lists to showcase lesser-known colleges, and to empower prospective students and parents to discover schools they might not have considered,” said Bill Staib, College Raptor’s CEO. “We highlight institutions like Birmingham-Southern because they go beyond academic excellence and invest in an environment that provides the best educational outcomes for their students.”

The hidden gems were chosen from 11 Southeastern states and were determined by analyzing colleges based on enrollment and application data that was publicly available.

Each institution also received an “overall ranking” of quality based on academic and outcome data, including graduation rate, endowment per student, campus diversity, selectivity, student-to-faculty ratio, and other factors.

About Birmingham-Southern College:
Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year, private liberal arts institution in Birmingham, Ala., founded in 1856 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It enrolls about 1,300 students from more than 30 states and 8 foreign countries.