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NGU Ranks Among Top Colleges and Universities in SC

Posted on: November 10, 2022
By Billy Cannada,

Tigerville, SC (November 10, 2022) North Greenville University ranks in the Top 10 colleges and universities in South Carolina, according to a recent study by WalletHub. The study also listed NGU as the state’s best in WalletHub’s Cost & Financing category, which considers net cost, availability of employment services for students and student-loan debt.

“We always rejoice in external recognition, even as we quickly remind folks that we do things for the glory and honor of God,” said NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. “We are grateful that the university continues to gain the attention of people around the country and look forward to seeing these recognitions grow as we work continuously for improvements.”

In WalletHub’s 2023’s College and University Rankings, NGU is the state’s ninth ranked school, joining a list that includes Clemson University, the University of South Carolina, Furman University, Presbyterian College, The Citadel, Columbia International University, Southern Wesleyan University, and Charleston Southern University.

The list included 301 institutions in the South region. Overall, WalletHub compared more than 900 higher-education institutions in the U.S. across 30 key measures. The data set is grouped into seven categories, such as Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing, and Career Outcomes. The metrics range from student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance median salary.

Along with being South Carolina’s top institution for Cost & Financing, North Greenville also ranked in the Top 3 in the state for Faculty Resources, a category that analyzes student-faculty ratio, average class size, share of full-time professors among total full-time instructional staff, share of full-time faculty, and faculty staff salary.

“Of particular note in this ranking is the recognition that our faculty are difference-makers and that our strong sense of community flows through academics, student life, and campus ministries, aligning student experiences in fundamentally strong ways,” President Fant said.

In the Campus Experience category, North Greenville placed in the Top 5 for South Carolina schools. This metric calculates the college or university’s share of international students, percentage of students living on campus, NCAA membership, availability of study-abroad programs, gender and racial diversity, average earnings from on-campus employment, and presence of placement services for graduates.

“It’s wonderful to see our students thriving on campus – because of abundant opportunities to learn from experienced faculty who truly desire to see them learn and grow in their fields, and because of intentional programming designed to create a great student experience outside the classroom,” said Katie Lynn Marshall, Director for Traditional Admissions at North Greenville. “NGU offers such strong academic experience to students while providing great resources for them to grow personally, relationally, and spiritually – all at an affordable cost to families.”

A full list of the WalletHub College and University Rankings can be found at

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