August 25, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Mid-Atlantic Christian University Ranked 17th Among Top 100 Baccalaureate Colleges in Nation
Elizabeth City, NC – August 25, 2014. Mid-Atlantic Christian University has been ranked 17th in the 2014 Washington Monthly’s list of college rankings. The Washington Monthly notes that its ranking is different from other college rankings. They state: “Our rankings aim to identify institutions that are acting on behalf of the true public interest.” The rankings are based on three factors. The first is social mobility, which gives colleges credit for enrolling many low-income students and helping them earn degrees. The second recognizes research production, particularly at schools whose undergraduates go on to earn PhDs. The third values a college’s commitment to service and involvement in the greater community.
Mid-Atlantic Christian University is proud of its 66 year history and the impact her alumni have made around the world. Graduates serve in 46 states, 1 territory, and 25 countries. Mid-Atlantic is a university that values integrity, compassion, and service. Faculty and staff , as well as students, model those values in the campus community. The MACU exists to impact the world by transforming ordinary people into extraordinary Christian leaders. John Maurice, Vice President of Advancement says, “Those who would lead must first learn how to serve.”
Mid-Atlantic’s president, Dr. Clay Perkins, noted, "At Mid-Atlantic we educate ministers. Many will serve in churches. Many will serve in the market place. But all serve. At graduation all graduates are given a towel to remind them to be servant leaders, as modeled by Jesus Christ. We are honored to be acknowledged for our service to others."
MACU is an institution of higher learning that believes in the intrinsic value of every student. The university is committed to helping all, regardless of income and status, receive a high quality faith-based education that prepares them for service in the marketplace or in the church. We are pleased to be recognized by Washington Monthly for the third year in a row as an institution that is genuinely acting in the public interest.
Mid-Atlantic Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mid-Atlantic Christian University.
Mid-Atlantic Christian University, a private, faith based, four year college is committed to equality of educational opportunity and will not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, disability, or prior military service. Federal guidelines (Sections 702-703 of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act) clearly recognize the right of church related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution. Being a student or employee at Mid-Atlantic Christian University requires a commitment and lifestyle consistent with the institution's mission and values.