FMU Again Ranked among U.S. News’ "Best Colleges"

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Francis Marion University once again is ranked among U.S. News & World Report magazine’s top Regional Universities in the South.

The 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s  “America’s Best Colleges,” one of the oldest of the dozens of college rating sites on the Internet, is available today online. The information also will appear in the magazine’s print editions later this month. FMU has been a regular member of the top-ranked Regional Universities for nearly two decades.

Dr. Fred Carter, president of Francis Marion, says the ranking confirms FMU’s commitment to providing a quality education for its students.

“We are honored to be selected again this year as one of America’s Best Universities in the 2018 edition of the U.S. News & World Report,” Carter says. “This ranking highlights our continued commitment to scholarship and teaching and is a tribute to the dedication and professionalism of our wonderful faculty.”  
The U.S. News & World Report rankings are divided into categories. FMU is classified as regional university, a school that provides a full range of undergraduate majors and graduate-level programs. FMU, which has long-offered master-level programs, will begin its first doctorate level program next year.