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The college rankings are in from the annual U.S. News & World Report are in, and South Carolina's schools faired fairly closely to how they did in 2008.
The Citadel was ranked No. 5 among all master's degree-granting colleges and universities in the South, both public and private. -- They received the same rank last year.
The College of Charleston received No. 10 in the same category. -- Down from No. 9 last year.
Clemson ranked No. 22 out of all national public schools, and No. 61 among all national schools. -- Those stats are spot on for last year.
The University of South Carolina faired No. 55 and No. 110 in the same categories. -- Which is a slight dip from last year's 52 and 108.
Also, the publication rates schools in a number of different ways, and so each college tends to highlight the best numbers.
Here's the headlines from all the press releases so far, and links to the full pieces -- which have valid further reading.
- The Citadel: We’re No. 1! The Citadel named the best in the South
- Clemson: U.S. News ranks Clemson the 22nd best national public school
- USC: U.S. News lauds international business, student-success programs
- College of Charleston: No release yet.
We'll keep you posted with any updates.