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TFC Ranks In The Top 25 Regional Colleges In The South

Toccoa Falls College is proud to announce it has been ranked in the top 25 Regional Colleges in the South according to the US News & World Report Guide for Best Colleges for 2020. The college ranked in three major categories: Best Regional Colleges in the South (#25), Best Value Colleges in the South (#11), and Top Performers On Social Mobility (#6).

The 2020 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges guidebook rankings evaluated colleges and universities on 16 measures of academic quality. They allow students to compare at a glance the relative quality of U.S. institutions based on such widely accepted indicators of excellence such as first-year student retention, graduation rates and the strength of the faculty. New this year are rankings for Social Mobility, which recognize how well colleges serve low-income students. Economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college, even when controlling for other characteristics. But some colleges are more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants. Toccoa Falls College ranked #6 in Top Performers On Social Mobility, demonstrating the college’s ability to fill the need of disadvantaged students.

The Carnegie classification, which higher education researchers use extensively, has been the basis of the Best Colleges ranking category system since the publication of its first rankings in 1983. In some cases, the Carnegie classifications are used to determine colleges’ eligibility for grant money. In short, the Carnegie categories are the accepted standard in U.S. higher education.

Commenting on the accolades, President Dr. Bob Myers stated, “We are delighted to be once again recognized at a national level for the quality of education we provide at TFC. It’s always exciting when others recognize what we experience daily, and that is the wonderful faculty, staff, and students who make TFC a great place to learn.”