LaGrange College continues its run as a top 10 best college in U.S.News & World Report’s annual evaluation of American colleges and universities.
For the ninth consecutive year, the college was listed among the top 10 of the South’s “Best Regional Colleges.” LaGrange tied at ninth in the magazine’s rankings released Wednesday.
“Our longevity in the top 10 is a testament to the value of the learning and living experience we offer our students,” said Dan McAlexander, president. “While some dispute the validity of such rankings, we feel they offer parents and students one way to evaluate institutions. They also recognize that differentiating factors like our servant scholars and study away commitment set us apart from our peers. As always, it’s nice to see LaGrange College’s name listed among the top colleges in the South.”
For its rankings, U.S.News looks at a number of factors, which also include class sizes, peer assessment, freshman retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.
The magazine’s editors say that although “the host of intangibles that make up the college experience can’t be measured by a series of data points, the rankings provide an excellent starting point for the college search.”
A four-year liberal arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, LaGrange College is an award winner in sustainability and is the oldest private institution of higher learning in Georgia.