Spring Hill College Ranking Profile

Founded in 1830, Spring Hill College (SHC) is the oldest college in Alabama, the third oldest Jesuit college and the fifth oldest Catholic college in the country. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees. It is also approved by the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Commission.

The Division of Business is nationally accredited by the ACBSP (Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs) to offer the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. MBA core courses include Business Ethics, Organizational Behavior, Marketing Management, Business Strategy and Policy, Managerial Economics, Cost Accounting, Managerial Finance, Quantitative Business Analysis. It also offers a degree in Business Administration with concentrations in the following areas: economics and finance, accounting, international business, computer information systems, marketing and management.

The Division of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The Division of Languages and Literature offers major in English, professional writing, drama, Hispanic Studies, and interdisciplinary humanities.

The Division of Teacher Education offers undergraduate majors in early childhood education, elementary education and secondary education.

The Division of Sciences offers courses in chemistry, biology, environmental chemistry, physics, mathematics, and engineering. The Division of Social Sciences consists of the departments of political science and law, psychology, history, and sociology.

Spring Hill has been placed among the Top 15 Southern colleges and universities in the U.S. News & World Report's “America's Best Colleges”.


- Placed in Tier 1 and ranked 14th among Master's Universities in the South (US News & World Report Best Colleges 2010). It is also ranked 8th among only 15 schools listed in the South’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” category, campuses that offer quality academic programs, affordable tuition and significant financial aid.

- Placed among the top third and ranked 197th out of the 600 colleges and universities ranked nationwide, according to the Forbes.com 2009 “America’s Best Colleges”. It is ranked 2nd in Alabama, ahead of Samford University (3rd), and Troy University (4th).

- 13th among the 120 Southern colleges and universities granting master’s degrees, according to the 2009 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges”. It is also ranked 9th among only 15 schools listed in the South’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” category.

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