VIENNA, W.Va. – For the fifth consecutive year, Ohio Valley University has been ranked among the top regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
This year OVU comes in at 27th, which is up from last year’s rank of 35th, out of 119 regional schools in the southern region. Tier I denotes the highest-ranked schools for each region evaluated by U.S. News.
“Being ranked so high in multiple categories demonstrates why OVU is one of the best undergraduate institutions in the South,” said Dr. Joy Jones, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs.
“Our students and prospective students are discovering that OVU measures up significantly when it comes to what matters the most to them: a great education, high graduation rates, low debt and wonderful career opportunities/prospects.”
Among the subcategories as part of the overall ranking, OVU again received favorable scores for class size with no classes with more than 50 students and 86% of its classes with fewer than 20 students. This is a source of pride for OVU because of its belief that smaller class sizes equal a better quality education and more one-on-one learning. OVU’s student to faculty ratio is 10-to-1.
“We are very pleased to see such a significant increase in a short time,” said Jones. “Our faculty and staff have devoted great thought and attention to enhancing our offerings at every level – from academics to each student’s overall experience at OVU.”
Chartered in 1958, Ohio Valley University is a residential faith-based Tier I institution with four colleges offering 35 undergraduate degrees and a master of education degree to students from 28 states and 14 nations.
To learn more about the university, visit www.ovu.edu.