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Mid-Atlantic Christian University jumps in Washington Monthly top college rankings

Sep 17, 2013 | General Info, News

Mid-Atlantic Christian University jumps in Washington Monthly top college rankings

 Elizabeth City, NC – September 13, 2013.  Mid-Atlantic Christian University has been ranked 40th in the Washington Monthly’s list of college rankings, up from last year’s ranking of 52nd. The Washington Monthly rankings are based on three factors. The first is social mobility, which gives colleges credit for enrolling many low-income students and helping them earn degrees. The second recognizes research production, particularly at schools whose undergraduates go on to earn PhDs. The third values a college’s commitment to service. The more expensive college becomes, the more students are encouraged to see higher education as a mere return on investment. The students in the “best colleges,” according to this ranking, are taught by example and design to look beyond themselves and give back.

Mid-Atlantic is pleased to provide a high-quality Christian-based education at an affordable price. The college has made a strong effort to make classes available to all through scholarships and grants to ease the financial burden on students. According to Dr. Clay Perkins, “The school has always been a place for first generation and low-income college students to achieve their dream of a college education.” This year, Mid-Atlantic has taken another step by providing fully online degrees, enabling students from all walks of life to pursue an education at their own pace and without the costs of room and board.

Mid-Atlantic is committed to raising up servant leaders who impact the church and the community through loving service. Mid-Atlantic teaches its students the importance of serving in a tangible way that clearly communicates compassion and concern. Dr. Perkins shared that “Mid-Atlantic has a rich tradition of serving others in the community and around the world”, a tradition that has been at the heart of the college since its foundation. He also said that “[Mid-Atlantic’s] professors and staff model such service for the students.”

Mid-Atlantic Christian University is grateful to be recognized for its work with low-income students and its focus on community service. The college will continue to commit itself to excellence, to making an impact on the world with a quality Christian-based education, and to placing a high priority on service. Mid-Atlantic is especially grateful to community partners who have worked with the university to make this community impact possible.

To read the entire article, visit http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/rankings_2013/baccalaureate_rank.php

Mid-Atlantic Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mid-Atlantic Christian University.

Mid-Atlantic Christian University, a private, faith based, four year college is committed to equality of educational opportunity and will not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, disability, or prior military service. Federal guidelines (Sections 702-703 of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act) clearly recognize the right of church related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution. Being a student or employee at Mid-Atlantic Christian University requires a commitment and lifestyle consistent with the institution’s mission and values. Media Contact

Clay Perkins