BETHANY, W.Va. — Bethany College has once again ranked among first-tier national liberal arts colleges according to a report released this morning by U.S. News and World Report. Bethany is the only West Virginia institution to be included in the first-tier listings.
Not only is Bethany the highest ranked national liberal arts college in West Virginia, but out of the 36 colleges in the Appalachian College Association, only five were listed in the national liberal arts college study, of which Bethany ranked third. National liberal arts colleges are undergraduate liberal arts colleges emphasizing undergraduate education and awarding at least half of their degrees in the arts and sciences.
“Bethany College has consistently been awarded top marks throughout the years by the U.S. News and World Report and a wide variety of other prominent ranking agencies. This report underscores our position as a national liberal arts college of distinction that strives to serve its students with emphasis on an education of value and distinction,” said Dr. Scott D. Miller, president of the college.
Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.