CBU Jumps to Top 20 Southern Universities

(Memphis, TN)—Christian Brothers University (CBU) is one of the 20 best Southern universities according to the 2008 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”

CBU now ranks 17th among Southern Universities Granting Master’s Degrees, jumping up from 22nd last year.

The annual rankings – in which U.S. News groups schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching – provide a resource for parents and students contemplating one of life’s most challenging financial decisions.

Using a proprietary methodology, the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings represent the most comprehensive look at how schools stack up based on a set of 15 widely accepted indicators of excellence, and help parents and students evaluate and compare data compiled from more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools

CBU, a private university founded in 1871 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is recognized as one of America’s finest Catholic universities. It was the first university in Memphis to award a college degree in 1875, and currently provides a comprehensive education to more than 1700 students from 31 states and 14 countries.

CBU is also ranked among “The Best Southeastern Colleges” by Princeton Review and listed in Competitive Colleges, published by Thomson-Peterson and in Michael Viollt’s Great Colleges for the Real World.

The exclusive rankings are available online at www.usnews.com/colleges. For more information on CBU visit www.cbu.edu.

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