U.S.News names LaGrange to top 10 for ninth year
Sept. 12, 2012
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
"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."