Bluefield State College is a “top 15” public college in the South and is the highest ranked public college in West Virginia, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” September 14, 2020 edition. Each year, U.S. News provides several categories of numerical rankings and lists. “We are honored to have been recognized once again among the top southern regional public colleges by U.S. News & World Report,” noted Dr. Ted Lewis, BSC Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. “Bluefield State provides an outstanding educational environment with 11 nationally accredited programs a deeply supportive faculty and staff committed to helping students along their journey to success.” BSC has the highest percentage of classes with fewer than 20 students (90%) among all southern regional public colleges, and is fourth nationally, in the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings. “Our smaller class sizes allow students to work much more closely with their instructors and underscores the individualized instruction that students receive at Bluefield State College,” Lewis added.