It almost goes without saying anymore: Emory & Henry has some of the best professors in the country. But it never hurts to hear these words repeated, especially when they are reinforced by a respected education think tank, The Center for College Affordability and Productivity.
Recently CBS MoneyWatch contributor and education writer Lynn O’Shaughnessy reported that Emory & Henry was ranked among the top 25 colleges in the nation for having the best professors. Emory & Henry was ranked 21st. The Center for College Affordability and Productivity “crunched the figures from RateMyProfessors, which maintains the Internet’s largest collection of college professor ratings,” O’Shaughnessy wrote. “The site contains more than 11 million ratings on over one million professors. The center examined the teacher evaluations as part of its process of producing the annual college rankings for Forbes magazine,” according to the blog post. O’Shaughnessy is author of the book “The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price.”
Emory & Henry has earned a strong reputation for outstanding teaching. During the past 21 years, E&H professors have been honored at the state and national levels with 12 awards for teaching excellence. When adjusted for the size of the student population, this is a feat unmatched by any institution in Virginia. Other institutions to make the top 25 list were Oklahoma Wesleyan University (No. 1), the U.S. Military Academy in New York (No. 2), Wellesley College in Massachusetts (No. 4), Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania (No. 19). Other Virginia schools on the list were Randolph College (No. 12) and Hollins University (No. 23). One Tennessee school made the top 25: Sewanee-the University of the South.