If you live in apartments in Roanoke, VA then you know about Roanoke College. For the third time in four years, Roanoke College has been recognized as an Up and Coming college by U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Roanoke advanced to the No. 2 spot in the Up and Coming National Liberal Arts colleges. The list is part of the magazine's Best Colleges 2014 rankings. Roanoke's No. 2 recognition this year is up from last year's No. 4 ranking on the same list and a No. 7 spot in the 2011 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking.
"Roanoke College is on the rise and the 'Up and Coming' recognition affirms our ascent," Roanoke College President Michael C. Maxey said.
College presidents, provosts and admissions deans nominate colleges and universities as up and comers. This past spring, administrators were asked to nominate institutions that they believe have made innovative and promising changes in several areas, including academics, student life and faculty, according to U.S. News.