Louisiana College is once again ranked in U.S.News & World Reportâ€™s Best Colleges report. In the report for the 2006 â€“ 2007 academic year, Louisiana College was ranked 30 in the Southern Liberal Arts Colleges category.
The method that U.S.News & World Report uses to rank colleges and universities consists of three basic steps. The colleges are categorized by their mission and region, and they gather data from each on up to 16 indicators of academic excellence. Finally, the colleges in each category are ranked against their peers, based on their composite weighted score. The U.S. News rankings are based on key measures of quality, which include: academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.