Fort Valley State University has been ranked on the U.S. News & World Report list of the nation’s top historically black colleges and universities for the second year in a row.
This year, the school earned the 25th spot in the rankings, based on several criteria, including graduation rates, faculty resources and peer assessment. The list, available at www.usnews.com/colleges and in the magazine’s September issue, is part of the U.S News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings.
Fort Valley State has focused its attention on getting information to guidance counselors and the community, strengthening its academic programs and becoming more selective about the type and quality of the students it admits, said Vann Newkirk, associate vice president for FVSU’s Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness.
“Fort Valley has maintained quality programming and has been recognized by our peers for work that we do,” he said.
FVSU is the only publicly funded school in the state to be ranked among the top black colleges and universities, though several private schools in Georgia, such as Spelman College, Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University also made the list.