Palm Beach Atlantic Ranked Among Top Colleges In The South

Palm Beach Atlantic University is ranked 57th among the best universities in the south, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2018 edition released Sept. 12.

The publication includes rankings of more than 1,800 schools nationwide.

The 2018 ranking places Palm Beach Atlantic tied with Colombia College in South Carolina, Brenau University in Georgia and the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in the top tier of regional universities in the south.

“As Palm Beach Atlantic University enters its 49th year, we are grateful to remain as one of the best universities of the south,” President William M.B. Fleming Jr. said. “Palm Beach Atlantic has much to look forward to in the coming year, with the opening of the Rinker Sports Center and the Titus Center for Franchising. There is no doubt that our continuous growth comes from the amazing faithfulness of our faculty, staff and students.”

U.S. News gathers data from each college on key indicators of academic excellence. Each factor is assigned a weight that reflects a judgment about how much a measure matters. Finally, the colleges and universities in each category are ranked against their peers, based on their composite weighted score. To find more information on the Best Colleges 2018 rankings methodology, visit

Palm Beach Atlantic University is a private, independent university offering undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in West Palm Beach, Orlando and online. The university is dedicated to the integration of Christian principles to prepare students for learning, leadership and service. Visit to learn more about the school.