WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) – Williams Baptist College has made its way to the top tier of southern colleges in the latest U.S. News & World Report magazine college rankings.
The latest college rankings were released on Tuesday, and WBC made the 62nd ranking of liberal arts colleges in the southern region. It was previously listed in the second tier.
President of WBC Dr. Jerol Swaim says, "This is a very gratifying recognition… The ranking places Williams in the company of highly respected peers throughout the south, and it demonstrates how the college's academic standing continues to grow."
Swaim also says the college's ranking is helped by growing freshman retention and six-year graduation rates. He claims another high point for the college is that 86 percent of the faculty is full-time, and most faculty members have doctorates in their fields.
"Williams has been a four-year college for 26 years now, and the college has demonstrated a consistent level of excellence that is reflected in its growing academic reputation. This ranking is a validation of the high quality education that has always existed at WBC," says Swaim.
Williams is a four-year, liberal arts college, and offers over 25 baccalaureate majors.