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Shorter College rises in annual rankings report


ROME — Shorter College has rung up its eight consecutive year among the top baccalaureate colleges according to U.S. News & World Report.

The Georgia Baptist school ranked No. 20 on the list, up two slots over last year’s placement, said a news release. The baccalaureate colleges category includes institutions that focus on undergraduate education and offer a range of degree programs with the liberal arts accounting for less than half of their bachelor’s degrees; these institutions also offer programs in professional fields such as business and education.

Earlier this month, Shorter was one of 139 schools that received the “Best in the Southeast” designation from The Princeton Review in its “2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region” section.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings were first published in 1985 and have been done annually since 1987.