Facts and Recognitions

We are proud of our accomplishments. Our achievements have been made possible only by the teamwork and passion put forth by our students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community. We possess the indomitable drive to fulfill even our wildest dreams. Therefore, we believe that in order for us to attain new and exciting goals, we must look to where we are now and set new targets so we may climb higher in the future.

What Others Are Saying

No. 27 best regional college in the South

Lees-McRae was named the No. 27 best regional college in the South and best value school, in the most recent evaluation released by U.S. News & World Report.

College of Distinction

Defined for its “upward trajectory,” Lees-McRae was named a College of Distinction within the prestigious North Carolina cohort.

Top Adventure College

Lees-McRae took historic gold in Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine’s 2018 Top Adventure College competition becoming the first “small school” to win the overall title.

Silver Bicycle Friendly University

The League of American Bicyclists recognized Lees-McRae with a Silver Bicycle Friendly University (BFUSM) award, joining more than 150 visionary colleges and universities from across the country.

Online programs some of the best in the nation

Lees-McRae was recognized, and landed on a list of top North Carolina colleges, as one of the best institutions offering online learning in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools.

Member of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities

Lees-McRae was recognized as a member of APCU in good standing for the 2017–2018 year.

One of North Carolina’s safest colleges

BackgroundChecks.org released its annual "Safest Colleges in North Carolina" report for 2016—landing Lees-McRae 27 on the list.

#2 Best Small College for Animal Lovers

Among the select few chosen to the list, Lees-McRae ranked No. 2 on Best Value Schools' recent list of “15 Best Small Colleges for Animal Lovers.”

May School of Nursing and Health Sciences #2 up and coming nursing school in the south

The schools were ranked based on innovative teaching methods, cutting-edge technological resources, facilities and student organizations.

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