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University of Mobile Named One of 'America's Best Christian Colleges'

The University of Mobile has been named one of “America’s Best Christian Colleges” for the 15th consecutive year.

The private, Baptist-affiliated university is one of only 118 colleges and universities nationwide receiving the designation for the 2011-12 academic year.

Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. selected the schools from a pool of 301 Christian higher education institutions based on which provide the highest educational quality in a Christian environment, according to Lewis T. Lindsey Jr., president of IR&E Inc.

The independent research and consulting organization, which specializes in the recruiting and retention of students for institutions of higher education, compiled the annual listing based on analysis and review of its 21st Annual National College Survey.

The University of Mobile has been included in this national recognition program for 15 consecutive years. The Baptist-affiliated university was founded in 1961 and offers associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees through 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.

To be considered for the list, an institution must be an accredited, four-year school that offers bachelor’s degrees and full residential facilities and dining services. It must have had an entering freshman class in Fall 2010 with a high school grade point average or SAT/ACT score at or above the national average for all freshmen entering Christian institutions of higher education. It must be affiliated with a recognized Christian denomination or be an interdenominational institution that incorporates Christian principles into its curriculum or environment.


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