U.S. News & World Report continues to recognize Covenant College as a standout institution. The magazine noted Covenant’s high freshman-retention rating and low class size when ranking the school No. 9 among regional colleges in the South. U.S. News also ranked Covenant as the South’s No. 6 regional college for veterans.

While the accolades are nice, the Covenant administration still keeps its eyes on a higher goal: honoring Christ first. “We are delighted once again to be ranked in the top 10 in the South among regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report,” said Dr. Jeff Hall, vice president for academic affairs. “Our commitment to the pre-eminence of Christ in all things is the starting point and goal for all of our endeavors. We hope that faithfulness to this mission is our most notable feature.”