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BSC rises on national collegiate ranking

BSC rises on national collegiate ranking

For Immediate Release
Sep. 18, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College rose nine spots in the U.S. News and World Report Best College rankings released Sept. 8, climbing to No. 123 on the list of top National Liberal Arts Colleges.

The college is also ranked No. 84 in the High School Counselor Rankings and is included in the “A+ Schools for B Students” category, which highlights great options for strong students who may not have the top test scores.

“This is recognition of Birmingham-Southern’s spectacular student outcomes and just one small sign of Birmingham-Southern’s upward trajectory,” said BSC President Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith. “Our faculty and staff do so much to ensure that a BSC education is transformative for all students.”

BSC was also recently included on U.S. News’ list of “10 Colleges that Often Lead to Graduate School,” highlighting ranked schools with the best records of graduate and professional school acceptance. It is also one of just 40 schools included in the list of “Colleges that Change Lives” and is on Forbes’ list of the top 100 schools for return on investment.   

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 15 foreign countries. Learn more online at