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Wofford, Converse, USC Upstate, Limestone ranked on 'America's Best Colleges' list

By Lee G. Healy
Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Several state and local colleges and universities are listed among the nation's best higher education institutions in U.S. News & World Report's 2013 edition of "America's Best Colleges."

Wofford College is ranked 63rd on the publication's list of national liberal arts colleges. Wofford also ranks 27th for "best value" and 62nd for high school counselor recommendations in the national liberal arts category.

"We're delighted to be in the top quartile of liberal arts institutions again," said Wofford President Bernie Dunlap. "That's the category we want to be in, and I'm delighted we made the best value list again."

Converse College is ranked 17th on the list of regional universities in the South and third in that category for "best value."

The University of South Carolina Upstate is listed at number 23 among regional colleges in the South and as the number one "top public school" in that group.

"We are very pleased to see USC Upstate ranked as No. 1 for the top public schools for regional colleges (South) as this recognizes the quality of the educational experience we provide," said Tom Moore, chancellor of USC Upstate.

Limestone College placed 58th on the regional colleges in the South list.

Clemson University and the University of South Carolina in Columbia also ranked on national lists. Clemson is 68th on the magazine's list of national universities, while USC ranks 115th.

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