Among lowest in student debt and top 10 in international students
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 14, 2016) Campbellsville University was recognized as being in the top five best universities with the lowest student debt upon graduation and ranked in the top 10 universities in service for international students, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released Sept. 13.
The university remains listed in the top 100 universities in the regional universities category in the South.
The report touted Campbellsville in helping students keep college debt among the lowest in the region. Other Southern schools with a similar ranking include the University of Mary Washington in Virginia, William Carey University in Mississippi, the University of North Florida and the University of South Florida.
Additionally, Campbellsville was ranked in the top 10 universities with the most international undergraduate students. With students from nearly 50 countries, the international population makes up 10 percent of the student body. Campbellsville University is home to one of the most diverse student populations in Kentucky, as more than 27% of all students identitfy as members of minorities or under-represented population groups.
“We are so gratified with our new rankings with U.S. News & World Report,” said Dr. Michael V. Carter, who is beginning in his 18th year as CU president.
“We are especially honored by our ranking which recognizes that the university is among the lowest in student debt for our graduates. We take this as a wonderful indication of how hard we work to provide our students with scholarships and other means to help them with their financial aid.
“Our international student population is among the largest in the Commonwealth. This semester, we have 600 international students from 46 countries.”
Campbellsville is a Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.