Southern schools dominate list of best colleges for free speech

By September 6, 2012

By Joshua Rhett Miller at

Just as college students head off to campus, a list of schools that hold the First Amendment above political correctness is out  - with a slew of Southern schools leading the way.

The list, released Wednesday by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), cites James Madison University, the College of William & Mary, the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, the University of Virginia and the University of Pennsylvania for protecting free speech on campus and maintaining policies honoring freedom of expression...

Schools: University of Virginia Mississippi State University The College of William and Mary University of Mississippi James Madison University University of Tennessee – Knoxville University of Pennsylvania