Lawrence Technological University continues to score high in the rankings of “Midwest Regional Universities” according to the annual U.S. News & World Report survey of best colleges for 2021.
Lawrence Tech was tied for 37th among 157 listed Midwest regional universities, the magazine’s rankings said, in the top quarter of the rankings of schools in 12 states. That’s up from 43rd in the 2020 rankings. Lawrence Tech has consistently ranked in the top 30 percent of the list over the past decade.
“The strong performance of our overall academic program in this prestigious national survey reflects our ongoing commitment to enhance the value of a Lawrence Tech degree,” said LTU President Virinder Moudgil. “It is gratifying that LTU’s efforts are being recognized.”
U.S. News also placed Lawrence Tech No. 26 on its regional list of “Top Colleges for Veterans,” which the magazine defined as schools that participate fully in federal initiatives helping veterans and active duty service members pay for their degrees. LTU also ranked No. 61 on the list of “Best Value Schools,” which lists universities on a combination of the net cost of attendance for a student including financial aid and the quality of the educational programs the university offers.
And U.S. News also placed LTU on its list of “Top Performers in Social Mobility,” a measure of the graduation rate of economically disadvantaged students, as measured by the number of students who graduate while receiving federal Pell Grants, which go mostly to students with household incomes below $50,000 a year.
The rankings are available in the U.S. News Best Colleges 2021 Guidebook and online at https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges.
U.S. News said its rankings are based on “thoroughly vetted academic data from our surveys and reliable third-party sources,” including student retention rates, graduation rates, graduate indebtedness, assessments of academic quality by peer institutions, the student-faculty ratio, class sizes, test scores and grades of incoming students, the level of alumni giving, and the strength of the faculty.
Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. The Brookings Institution ranks Lawrence Tech fifth nationwide for boosting graduates’ earning power, PayScale lists it among the nation’s top 100 universities for graduates’ salaries, and U.S. News and World Report places it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus in Southfield, Michigan, include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.