U.S. News and World Report has ranked Brevard College number one for Best Undergraduate Teaching among Regional Colleges South in the magazine’s 2020 “Best Colleges” rankings. It marks the first time in school history that Brevard College has achieved a number one ranking in the category of Undergraduate Teaching. Last year Brevard College ranked second in the same category.
The ranking, determined by a peer assessment survey, asked college presidents, provosts and admissions deans to nominate schools with strengths in undergraduate teaching.
“We are focused on our students’ success by providing a distinctive experiential education,” notes Dr. David C. Joyce, Brevard College President. “We are pleased and humbled by the affirmation from our colleagues across the nation. The success of our students will always be the College’s greatest achievement.”
According to U.S. News and World Report, “The rankings for Best Undergraduate Teaching focus on schools where faculty and administrators are committed to teaching undergraduate students in a high-quality manner.”
“This ranking is just confirmation of the outstanding experiential education that we offer our students here at Brevard College,” says Dr. Scott Sheffield, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. “Our faculty are, indeed, the best when it comes to undergraduate teaching using the experiential model.”
The teacher-student relationship holds a significant place in the undergraduate academic experience. Brevard College focuses on experiential learning, which builds strong relationships among students and their teachers.
The ranking comes on the heels of the start of the Fall 2020 semester at Brevard College where the college set a new record for enrollment with 767 students.