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U.S. News rankings: Moore School International Business still on top

Contact: Peggy Binette 803-777-5400

The same month that it breaks ground on its new Darla Moore School of Business building, the University of South Carolina is being recognized for having the nation’s top undergraduate international business program.

Across the USC system, USC Aiken is No. 1 among public regional colleges in the South, and USC Upstate is ranked No. 3.

The Moore School’s undergraduate program earned the No. 1 ranking for the 15th consecutive year, and the school itself moved up one spot to 42 for overall business education nationally. The school's undergraduate insurance program is ranked No. 10 for a second consecutive year.

“The Moore School is delighted to have retained our best-in-class No. 1 ranking for our undergraduate international business program while further improving our overall undergraduate programs ranking,” said Dean Hildy Teegen. “Our faculty and staff continue to lead with our innovative curriculum and programming in ways that clearly resonate with students, employers and our loyal alumni. We are proud to advance our economic development mission by educating the most noteworthy leaders for global business right here in the heart of the Palmetto state.”

USC was ranked 54 among all national public universities and also featured in the section, “A-Plus Schools for B Students,” for a second year. The university also moved up five spots to 105 for best undergraduate engineering programs and up 18 spots to No. 80 in the category of high school counselor rankings.

The citations appear in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 “America’s Best Colleges Guide.”

USC also earned accolades for the second consecutive year for its student-enrichment offerings. A section titled “A Focus on Student Success” cites USC for having one of the nation’s best programs for First-Year Experience and Learning Communities. This fall USC welcomed more than 4,500 freshmen, most of whom are taking the University 101 course, which is a key component of the First-Year Experience, which helps students transition successfully to college life.

Approximately 1,940 undergraduates live in one of 20 USC living-and-learning communities. These academically themed communities are an integral part of the student experience, connecting undergraduates to the institution academically and socially. Among the communities are ones dedicated to engineering and computing, journalism, music, Capstone Scholars, the S.C. Honors College and the Healthy Carolina wellness community.

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Posted: 09/13/11 @ 12:05 AM | Updated: 10/13/11 @ 1:26 PM | Permalink



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