BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The University of Alabama and Auburn
University have received high marks in a ranking of the nation's
top public universities.
The 2009 rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report puts Alabama at No. 37 and Auburn at No. 45.
Alabama moved up a few spots from last year's No. 42 ranking while Auburn remained the same.
Among all national universities, UA ranks No. 83 and Auburn No.
96, while Homewood's Samford University ranks No. 130.
Among Southern schools granting master's degrees, Spring Hill in
Mobile ranks No. 13, the University of Montevallo is No. 47 and the
University of South Alabama was No. 51.
Tuskegee ranks No. 6, Alabama A&M No. 24, Oakwood in Huntsville
No. 27 and Stillman, No. 33 in a ranking of the nation's top
historically black colleges and universities.