NRB Member Schools BJU, NGU Named Among Best Colleges in South Carolina

NGU and BJU logosSchools.com recently named NRB member schools Bob Jones University and North Greenville University as the second and sixth best four-year college in South Carolina, respectively.

To identify the best four-year colleges in the U.S., Schools.com gathered data from the U.S. Department of Education and analyzed it through a rigorous 13-point system. They ranked more than 1,600 schools across the country based on affordability, flexibility, and other quantitative factors.

In its assessment, Schools.com praised Bob Jones University for the school's performance in multiple affordability metrics against other South Carolina institutions including:

  • Ranking first for the low median debt carried by graduates
  • Ranking first for its three-year loan repayment rate
  • Ranking fifth for its average net price

“BJU is honored to be recognized for its affordability—both in its price and in the low debt students acquire while pursuing their college degree,” said BJU President Steve Pettit in a press release. “We work every day to deliver affordable high-quality academic programs to students from across the United States and around the world.”

NGU, affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, has campuses in Tigerville and Greer, and is one of the best online colleges for South Carolina, offering several of its programs completely online.

In addition to being a good place to earn online South Carolina degrees, NGU has solid rankings in several categories. Its graduates have the third lowest median debt in the state. The university also ranks third for its retention rate and 12th for its graduation rate.

To view Schools.com’s complete rankings and methodology, click here.

By NRB Staff

Published: June 29, 2017

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