Clemson University and the University of South Carolina every year face off in football, but at the beginning of the school year, there’s another comparison that brings important bragging rights. In dueling press releases, the state’s two largest universities bragged about their rankings in the annual US News And World Report college rankings edition.
USC appeared in a section along with 18 other national universities identified as having made “the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus, or facilities.”
The university tied with Clemson for number 11, in that category
The Darla Moore School of Business’ undergraduate program in international business earned the No. 1 ranking for the 13th consecutive year. The business school was 24th among business schools at public institutions.
U.S. News also ranked the university’s First-Year Experience and Learning Communities among the best in the nation in its “Programs to Look For” section. The designation is for schools with outstanding examples of academic programs linked to student success.
Among all national universities, the university ranks No. 110 and is 55th among public universities.
Clemson University ranks 22nd among national public institutions, according to the annual ranking by U.S.News & World Report, and remains the highest ranked public institution in South Carolina.
Among all colleges and universities in the U-S, Clemson is 61, higher than USC’s overall ranking of 110.
The Medical University of South Carolina was ranked highest in the state for medical schools. Greenville’s Furman University ranked highest among SC’s private colleges at fortieth in that category.
U.S.News & World Report magazine America’s Best Colleges 2010 was released Thursday.