Warner University earns place in U.S. News “Best Colleges 2014” guidebook for Ethnic Diversity and Best Regional Universities—South 

Lake Wales, FL – September 11, 2013 – Warner University (Lake Wales, FL) has earned a place among the best universities in the South as ranked by the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2014″ guidebook. Warner University is included as a second tier school (in the top 124 institutions) in the exclusive rankings of universities across the region.

Warner was ranked #5 among universities in the South for ethnic diversity, indicating that Warner is an institution where students are more likely to encounter students from a different ethnic group than their own. Diversity in campus populations offers students an enriched educational experience. This is a recognition that Warner has received consistently since 2006.

The 2014 edition of the U.S. News “Best Colleges” guidebook offers the most comprehensive review of nearly 1,400 accredited colleges and universities across the nation, using a common set of indicators to assess an institution’s quality. The key measures of excellence weighed in determining the rankings include a school’s retention and graduation rates, alumni giving, financial resources, faculty resources, student selectivity, and evaluations by peer institutions.

President Hall stated, “We are pleased with this ranking and proud of our faculty, staff and administration who have committed themselves to educate students with excellence. The future is bright for WU, with the addition of the 49,000 sq. ft. Darby Academic Building, the new Agricultural program, and the introduction of our football program this fall. We believe this ranking reflects the overall growth and forward momentum we’ve experienced since becoming a university in 2008.”

The full report is available online and will also be published in their guidebook available on newsstands September 24. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” guidebook has been used by students and parents since 1983 in the consideration and preparation of higher education opportunities.

About Warner University 

Located in Central Florida, Warner University is a private Christian university of about 1,150 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1968 by Church of God pastors and laity, the institution became known as Warner University in 2008.  The university offers more than 40 undergraduate majors in liberal arts as well as graduate programs in business and education.