Lake Erie College Ranked Among One of the Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest by US News and World Report
[August 17, 2010] – Lake Erie College earned the #58 spot among Regional Colleges - Midwest in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News Media Group. Over the past two decades, the U.S. News college rankings, which group schools based on categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, has grown to be the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents considering higher education opportunities.
“We are thrilled Lake Erie College has again been recognized as one of the best colleges in the Midwest. Our ranking continues to improve; this year reflects our highest position yet and serves as a great testament to our growth in academics, accomplished faculty and student successes”, said Michael T. Victor, President, Lake Erie College.
The rankings, announced today, includes more than 1,400 schools nationwide, and are available at www.usnews.com/colleges. Rankings will also be published in the September issue of U.S. News & World Report, on newsstands starting August 31.The 2011 Best Colleges package provides the most thorough examination of how more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools compare on a set of up to 16 widely accepted indicators of excellence. Among the many factors weighed in determining the rankings, the key measures of quality are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving, and, for National Universities and National Liberal Art Colleges, "graduation rate performance" and high school counselor ratings of colleges.
U.S. News has made some significant changes to the 2011 Best Colleges' ranking methodology and presentation. For more details on these changes, go to www.usnews.com/collegemeth.
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Lake Erie College is an independent, liberal arts institution founded in 1856. Located in Painesville, Ohio, the College challenges its students to "get in and stand out" in academics, athletics and student activities. Lake Erie College currently serves more than 1,300 students, offers a combined 35 majors in undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the option to design an individualized major tailored to career and academic goals. The College is an NCAA Division II member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and home to 23 intercollegiate athletic teams.