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University of Mobile Among 'America's 100 Best College Buys'

The University of Mobile has been named among “America’s 100 Best College Buys” by Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc., an independent research and consulting organization.

The Christian university is one of only four schools in Alabama and the only private university in the state listed in the 2011-2012 report.

“Consistent with its mission, and as a guide by which institutions may be compared, each year Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. identifies the 100 American colleges and universities providing students the very highest quality education at the lowest cost,” wrote Lewis T. Lindsey Jr., president of IR&E, in the organization’s 16th annual report.

Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. surveyed 1,449 accredited U.S. colleges and universities offering four-year undergraduate degree programs which provided facilities for both room and board. Of those, 1,069 schools responded to the survey, which occurred between April 1 and July 31, 2011.

To be considered for the designation “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” an institution must be an accredited four-year institution offering bachelor’s degrees; offer full residential facilities including residence halls and dining services; have had an entering freshman class in fall 2010 with a high school grade point average and/or SAT/ACT score equal to or above the national average for entering college freshmen; and have an out-of-state cost of attendance in 2011-2012 for three quarters or two semesters below the national average cost of attendance, or not exceeding the national average cost by more than 10 percent.

The University of Mobile is a Christian university located in Mobile, Ala., on an 880-acre campus near Gulf Coast beaches. Approximately 1,800 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Christian Studies, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Worship Ministries, Center for Performing Arts and Center for Adult Programs.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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