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Universities under microscope after release of college rankings

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - US News and World Report's Best Colleges rankings report was released Tuesday offering data on nearly 1,800 schools.

Coastal Carolina University made the regional list coming in at number 62 out of nearly 100 in the area. Among the findings, the report says CCU has a 17:1 student to teacher ratio, a 74 percent acceptance rate, retains 63 percent of freshman, and 29 percent of students graduate in four years.

Coastal Carolina University says the report is a good guide for parents, but it shouldn't be the only thing you consider when choosing a school.

"We have a number of very good highly ranked programs nationally, and regionally like our Marine Science program," says the Executive Vice President, Eddie Dyer. "But come to campus and see what we have to offer; we put a lot of emphasis on and do a lot of bragging about the individualized attention students still get here."

For a complete look at the list click on the link below.

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges

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