(Danville, Va.) — Averett University has again been recognized by U.S. News and World Report. The magazine has named Averett as the no. 17 best regional liberal arts colleges in the south, its highest ranking to date. Averett was also recognized as the seventh best university in the south for veterans and ranked ninth Southern regional college for best value. Only three Virginia schools made the “2018 Regional Liberal Arts Colleges” list.