Up-and-Coming Schools Regional Universities (South)
In spring 2012, for the fifth year in a row, U.S. News asked the experts who respond to our annual peer assessment survey to identify institutions in their 2013 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking category that are making the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, and student life. All of the schools that received the most nominations from top college officials in their ranking peer group for being up-and-coming are listed here.
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
Appalachian State University
College of Charleston
Lincoln Memorial University
University of North Carolina–Wilmington