Wingate University ranked by two publications as having exceptional value

Wingate, N.C. - Wingate University is rated by two well-respected publications as having exceptional value among the top colleges and universities. U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly used different criteria, which both landed Wingate University in top spots. Only three universities from North Carolina made each list.

Wingate University is the highest rated North Carolina school on U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Value in the South. Wingate ranks 8th in this category. Among other schools in the state, Appalachian State University ranks 10th and Elon University 13th. Wingate University was also listed in Washington Monthly’s Top 100 Best Bang for Your Buck of Master’s universities. Wingate, Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington were the only three schools from North Carolina to make the list.

“I am extremely proud to work at a University that is committed to both quality and affordability,” said Rhett Brown, Wingate vice president for student life and enrollment services. “College degrees change lives, and we in higher education must ensure that opportunities are extended to all deserving students.”

U.S. News considers a school’s academic quality combined with the 2012-13 net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid. Washington Monthly takes into account the economic value students receive for each dollar they spend.

As stated in the U.S. News website, “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.”




Wingate University

Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 3,000 students on three campuses in Wingate, Charlotte and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy, physical therapy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

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In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 22 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past seven years. For more information, go to