U.S. News & World Report ranks Nicholls in top 50 public southern regional universities

THIBODAUX – For the second consecutive year, Nicholls State University is ranked among U.S. News & World Report magazine’s best regional universities in the southern United States. Among public universities, the magazine rated Nicholls 50th in the region and third in the state.

“Being ranked two years in a row by a national publication is an honor I’m quite proud of,” Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert, university president, said. “It is a testament to our increased efforts to recruit more high-achieving students, retain them at Nicholls and better prepare them to succeed in their workplaces and communities.”

Among all southern regional universities (public and private), Nicholls ranked 95th. U.S. News & World Report defines a regional university as one that mainly offers undergraduate and master’s programs but few or no doctoral programs. Rankings are based on several variables such as freshmen retention, average graduation rates, class sizes, ACT scores, acceptance rates and alumni donation

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