U.S News & World Report names LC among America’s Best Colleges

August 25th, 2008

 Pineville, LA.Louisiana College has once again been named in the U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges report. The 2009 edition has ranked Louisiana College 45 in the Southern region, liberal arts category out of 319 baccalaureate colleges in the nation.

The method that the U.S. News & World Report uses to rank colleges and universities consists of several steps. First, the colleges are categorized by their mission and region, and then data are gathered from each on up to 16 indicators of academic excellence. The colleges in each category are ranked against their peers, based on their composite score. The U.S. News rankings are based on key measures of quality, which include: academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, student selectivity, faculty to student ratio and alumni giving.