Lake Erie College ranked as a “Best Baccalaureate College” in the Midwest
For the first time in Lake Erie College’s 152-year history, the institution has been ranked a "best baccalaureate college” in the Midwest according to the 2009 "America's Best Colleges Guide" of U.S.News & World Report.
Lake Erie College also has been acknowledged as having one of the lowest acceptance rates in the Midwest region, which speaks of the College’s selectivity.
To be classified as a "best baccalaureate college," an institution must focus primarily on undergraduate education and offer a range of degree programs in the liberal arts, which account for fewer than half of its bachelor degrees. Additionally, a variety of professional and pre-professional subject offerings must be available. At these schools, at least 10 percent of undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor's degrees. The 319 colleges in this category are ranked within the North, South, East and Midwest regions.
"We are pleased to be included in the rankings," said President Michael T. Victor. "This recognition from U.S.News & World Report, coupled with other similar recognitions, assists prospective students and their parents in understanding the excellence in education Lake Erie College offers.”
The annual college guide is based on seven key measures of quality, including peer assessment, graduation and retention rate, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduation rate performance – only for national universities and liberal arts colleges.