The Center for College Affordability and Productivity analyzed reviews of professors posted by millions of college students on RateMyProfessors.com and put together a list of the 25 colleges with the best professors. North Greenville University was ranked seventh out of 650 schools surveyed.
North Greenville University was the only South Carolina school listed in the rankings released. Only three schools from the southeastern United States were ranked in the top 25.
Most of the schools listed in the top 25 are heavily represented by liberal arts institutions that are scattered across the country. This statistic is not surprising since liberal arts colleges tend to offer smaller classes and the prime focus of professors at these schools is teaching not research.
The Center for College Affordability and Productivity, an education think tank, crunched the figures from RateMyProfessors, which maintains the Internetís largest collection of college professor ratings. This site contains more than 11 million ratings on over one million professors. The center examined the teacher evaluations as part of its process of producing the annual college rankings for Forbes magazine.