University of Mississippi named nation's 'most appealing'

An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education calls the University of Mississippi the most appealing college in the nation.

In an article examining "Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission?" authors Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus placed Mississippi at the top of 11 schools they think are doing their job well.

The other schools are Rurtitan Valley Community College, Notre Dame, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Berea College, Arizona State University, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, University of Colorado, MIT, Western Oregon University and Evergreen State College.

The authors spent several years studying the nation's schools.

"Ole Miss is a university where reconciliation and civility are at the heart of the educational mission," said the authors.