It’s the time of the year when colleges and universities brag about the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings, which were released Wednesday.
Clemson University can brag the loudest. It ranks No. 25 in the 2013 ranking of Top Public Schools in the nation. The University of South Carolina ranked in at No. 55, falling one spot from last year. The University of California-Berkeley was No. 1. Meanwhile, UCLA and the University of Virginia tied for No. 2.
The University of South Carolina’s International Business program ranked third nationally, while its undergraduate program ranked number one once again. Other recognition went to Clemson’s engineering program, which ranked 77th nationally.
The Citadel held the top spot for public schools in the South for the “Top Regional Universities” category. It’s the second consecutive year The Citadel has held that spot.
In the “Top Regional Colleges” category for the South, USC Aiken ranked first, USC Upstate ranked second, and USC Beaufort was ranked eighth.
South Carolina Radio Network’s Tripp Girardeau and Russ McKinney contributed to this report.