Kentucky Wesleyan College has again been named one of the Best Regional Colleges in the South in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. Wesleyan was No. 16 in the South as a Best Regional College, the highest ranking in the Commonwealth.
“Kentucky Wesleyan is proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report,” said Interim President Dr. Gene Tice. “This ranking is a tribute to the excellent work by the faculty and staff and should be celebrated by our entire Wesleyan family, including the Owensboro/Daviess County community.”
The U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Colleges rankings feature 372 Regional Colleges – including 168 public institutions, 191 private schools and 13 for-profits – that focus on undergraduate education but grant less than 50% of their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. Regional Colleges are further divided and ranked in four geographical groups: North, South, Midwest and West. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. A total of 84 institutions were ranked as Best Regional Colleges in the South.
The U.S. News & World Report ranking rounds out a series of recent national and regional recognition for the College. Kentucky Wesleyan was recently recognized as “Best in the Southeast” for a 16th consecutive year by Princeton Review and ranked among the nation’s top Bachelor’s Colleges in Washington Monthly’s 2019 College Rankings. College Consensus has also recognized Wesleyan in several categories, including 2019 Best Colleges and Universities, Top 100 Best Small Colleges, Best Regional Colleges-South and Best Colleges and Universities in Kentucky.