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Wofford College recognized by Teagle Foundation

Thursday, February 24, 2005

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College is one of a “baker’s dozen” of the nation’s liberal arts colleges that achieve “exceptional results with limited resources,” according to a recent study from the Teagle Foundation.

The findings are based on an analysis by Professor Roger Kaufman of the Economic Department of Smith College and Professor Geoffrey Woglom of Amherst College of graduation rates and Ph.D. production, and the relative expenditures per student. They studied the 105 colleges and universities in the top half of the nation’s liberal arts colleges listed in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings. There are 217 institutions in the complete category.

Based in New York City, the Teagle Foundation supports programs that provide today’s students with a challenging, wide-ranging and enriching college education. A brief explanation of the report can be found at www.teaglefoundation.org/essays/2041213b.aspx.

Furman University in Greenville, S.C., also was included in the “baker’s dozen.” Wofford and Furman were the only South Carolina and Southeastern institutions listed.