Money magazine ranks Citadel #1 in SC, #78 nationally

Money magazine published its most recent college rankings June 21, 2022. Out of the colleges in South Carolina, The Citadel is ranked #1. When looking at the complete, national list, The Citadel comes in at #78, followed by Clemson at #162.

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