Southern Vermont College in Bennington, Vermont photo by Joe Frey

Southern Vermont College in Bennington, Vermont photo by Joe Frey

BENNINGTON, Vt. – Southern Vermont College (SVC) has been ranked the 25 th best

regional college in the north. The report was announced by the annual U.S. News &

World Report Best Colleges for 2019.

The SVC community is pleased and honored to receive this recognition. “This U.S. News

ranking acknowledges the hard work of everyone in the SVC community in ensuring that

our students have excellent opportunities for success, and reflects greatly improved

graduation rates and a stronger academic focus over the past several years,” said SVC

President Dr. David Evans. “Our engaging academic and co-curricular offerings and

intense focus on the potential of every individual student to thrive here make our

wonderful college special.”

The data U.S. News gathers on colleges – and the rankings of the schools that arise from

these data – serve as an objective guide by which prospective students can compare the

academic quality of schools. The 2019 edition of U.S. News Best Colleges, along with

college visits and interviews, is a helpful means of finding the right fit.

According to , “The rankings evaluate colleges and universities on 16

measures of academic quality. They allow you to compare at a glance the relative quality

of U.S. institutions based on such widely accepted indicators of excellence as first-year

student retention, graduation rates and the strength of the faculty. And as you check out

colleges already on your short list, you may discover unfamiliar schools with similar

metrics and thus broaden your options Along with the rankings is a searchable online

directory of school profiles. Each one includes data used in the rankings, user reviews of

schools, plus key characteristics on applying, academics, cost, student life, safety,

services, post-graduate employment and salary outcomes.”

General information about SVC is available at .