For the fifth year in a row, Williams Baptist College is ranked in the top tier of Southern liberal arts colleges by US News & World Report. The magazine released its 2015 college rankings on Tuesday, Sept. 9th, showing Williams to once again be a top tier institution.

“This is a great affirmation of the quality education provided at Williams Baptist College. The data and our peers at other colleges and universities confirm what Williams students and alumni have known all along, which is that WBC is an outstanding institution of higher learning,” said Dr. Tom Jones, WBC’s president.

Williams, located at Walnut Ridge, Ark., is ranked 59th among colleges in the South. The rankings are based on a variety of statistical data, as well as reviews from administrators at other colleges.

“The US News rankings place WBC in the company of other fine institutions in this region of the country,” Jones said. “We appreciate this distinction and what it says about the good work being done at Williams.”

WBC is a four-year, liberal arts college owned and operated by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.

Photo Attached: Henry Pineda of Green Forest, Ark., receives his bachelor’s degree from Williams Baptist College President Dr. Tom Jones during 2014 commencement exercises in May.