Lees-McRae College has been ranked by US News and World Report as number 28 in its latest Best Colleges guide.

High Country Press reports Lees-McRae is number 8 among colleges in the South for undergraduate teaching, and appears on the list for top performers on social mobility for the second year in a row.

According to the report, US News and World Report gathers data from over 1800 colleges and universities across the country, and ranks more than 1500 bachelor degree-granting institutions.

They are evaluated on 17 measures of academic quality, and grouped by size, location and academic offerings.

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