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U.S. News & World Report names Auburn University at Montgomery among top regional universities in the South

AUM also recognized as a top regional college and national leader for its graduate programs in business and public policy and justice.

Auburn University at Montgomery/Montgomery, Ala. (Sept. 15, 2017) — U.S. News & World Report recognized Auburn University at Montgomery’s undergraduate and graduate programs among its 2018 regional and national rankings of top colleges and universities.

In addition to being named among the top tier of Regional Universities — South, AUM was also included (#37) among the Best Public Regional Universities — South, making it the top-ranked university in the River Region.

In its national rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked the AUM College of Business’s undergraduate program #216 and its part-time Master of Business Administration program #143 among the country’s best. The undergraduate ranking was based solely on assessment surveys, and the graduate degree ranking was based in large part on peer assessment. The College of Public Policy and Justice graduate studies program tied for #96, based “solely on opinions of each program’s quality as rated by academic experts at peer institutions,” according to the rankings.

“It is an honor for Auburn University at Montgomery and its academic programs to be recognized among the best in the South and in the country,” said AUM Chancellor, Carl A. Stockton, “particularly those programs ranked so highly by our peer institutions. As for our overall rankings, our faculty and staff have worked very hard to extend our reputation for excellence beyond the River Region while continuing to make our programs more accessible to students who call this region home and those coming to our campus from other parts of the state, the country and the world.”

Notable performance contributors to this year’s recognition for AUM are higher first-year retention and graduation rates, bolstered by support the university provides students through its Warhawk Academic Success Center and new scholarship programs that help lessen the financial burden and allow students to focus on academics.

Established in 1967, Auburn University at Montgomery is an SACSCOC-accredited four-year regional institution. Auburn University at Montgomery is ranked among the South’s top universities by U.S. News & World Report and among the best colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review. It is designated as a Military Friendly School, and is consistently chosen as the best university in the area. Our full- and part-time faculty and staff serve approximately 5,000 students, providing them with detailed knowledge and hands-on, practical experience, often from professionals in the field. AUM offers 33 baccalaureate degrees, 20 master’s degrees, six educational specialist degrees, and one joint doctoral program with Auburn University. Our College of Business’s AACSB accreditation puts it in the top 1% of business schools worldwide. Learn more at



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Auburn University at Montgomery
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