Louisiana College ranked in America’s Best

August 25th, 2009

Pineville, LA.Louisiana College has once again been named in the U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges report. The 2010 edition has ranked Louisiana College 45 in the “Best Baccalaureate Colleges Southern Region” 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 they gather data 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.


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For more information about Louisiana College’s ranking contact the Office of College Communications at (318) 487-7194.