Belmont University once again appears numerous times in the 2022 rankings of America’s Best Colleges according to a recent analysis from U.S. News & World Report. Praised for the 14th year in a row in the “Most Innovative” category, Belmont continues to move up the ladder with this year’s ranking at no. 34 in the country. With Vanderbilt coming in at no. 40, Belmont is one of only two schools in the state to make this category.
In the publication released September 13, Belmont was also placed in the top 30 universities showing a “strong commitment to undergraduate teaching” and ranked thirteenth nationally for Learning Communities, among other accolades.
Belmont President Dr. Greg Jones said, “At Belmont, we aim to develop leaders of character and purpose who possess a transformational mindset and are equipped to make the world a better place. It’s gratifying that our peer institutions recognize the innovative approaches we have implemented to accomplish that mission. We will continue our focus to cultivate an educational approach that empowers students to become hope inspiring, future shaping, bridge building, community engaging and character forming people.”
With its focus on student success, enriched curriculum offerings and strong outcomes, Belmont earned acclaim in the following categories as well:
- Service Learning: Ranked 20th nationally.
- Undergraduate Nursing: Ranked 148th nationally for the first time in this category.
- First Year Experience: Ranked 21st nationally for building into the curriculum programming that helps freshmen connect to their institutions.
- Learning Communities: Ranked 13th of only 23 institutions recognized in the nation. In these communities, students typically take two or more linked courses as a group and get to know one another and their professors well.
- Best Colleges for Veterans: Belmont was one of only three schools in the state to be recognized on the national list.
- Best Value: Belmont remains the second highest ranked school in the state it its category for the quality of education versus the cost of attendance.