Top Dogs

The Citadel is the U.S. News and World Report #1 Top Public College in the South for the 11th successive year.

“This is not an easy feat,” said retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Glenn M. Walters, ’79, president of the college. “Earning the ranking of #1 Top Public College in the South from U.S. News & World Report one time, let alone 11 times, is only possible because of the passion and commitment of everyone on campus and our steadfast alumni.”

The Citadel’s most prominent rankings on the U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Colleges lists include:

  • #1 Top Public College, Regional Universities (South)
  • #1 Best College for Veterans, Regional Universities (South)
  • #6 Best Undergraduate Teaching, Regional Universities (South)
  • #10 Most Innovative Schools, Regional Universities (South)
  • #16 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, nationwide (non-doctoral)
  • #21 Best Value, Regional Universities (South)