Alderson Broaddus University Only WV School Named in "Great School, Great Price" Category

Alderson Broaddus University has been named one of the Best Regional Colleges in the South in the 2011 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” released recently by U.S. News & World Report.  Alderson Broaddus University is ranked 22nd in this year’s edition. The institution is also ranked 7th in the South in the category of “Great Schools, Great Prices,” the only school in West Virginia to be named.

“Once again, the U.S. News & World Report college analysis has appropriately selected Alderson Broaddus University for achievement and recognition,” said Dr. J. Michael Clyburn, former President of the college. “The report supports the school's identity as a college with smaller class sizes (79%), personal attention, caring environment, and a high percentage (86%) of full-time faculty.”

Alderson Broaddus University’s honor of being the only West Virginia College to be named in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” indicates that Alderson Broaddus University students are receiving a great value in relation to the cost of attendance. Only schools ranked in, or near, the top half of their categories are included. 

“The report also accurately portrays Alderson Broaddus University as an affordable southern regional college where students (91%) experience low tuition and generous need-based grants,” explained Dr. Clyburn. “Report data provide undeniable evidence that AB University offers value and personal support for students pursuing quality higher education.”
Highlights of the college rankings will be published in the September issue of U.S.News & World Report, available on newsstands August 31. The 2011 Best Colleges guidebook will be on newsstands August 24. For more information on the America’s Best Colleges 2011 Rankings, log on to