Education: Berry College earns ‘best value’ rating from U.S. News. Floyd School Board meets Monday.

Education: Berry College earns ‘best value’ rating from U.S. News. Floyd School Board meets Monday.

 

Berry’s Cage Center at night.

 

U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges Rankings recently named Berry College #1 for Best Value and #2 for its strong commitment to undergraduate teaching among regional universities in the South.

The “value” calculation used takes into account a school’s academic quality, and the net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal. Only schools ranked in or near the top half of their categories are included, because U.S. News considers the most significant values to be among colleges that are above average academically.

“At Berry, we integrate academic studies with eight semesters of paid professional development opportunities,” said Berry College President Steve Briggs.   “Students work every semester with trusted mentors to refine their personal goals and evaluate their own improvement.  This mindset of meaningful learning and resourcefulness prepares Berry graduates for a lifetime of personal and professional success.”


The Floyd County Board of Education meets Monday, Sept. 16.  Caucus will begin at 5 p.m. in the superintendent’s office and the regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the board room.


 

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