Area colleges and universities nab spots on popular national ranking lists

University of Split Ranks Higher than University of Zagreb

LSU tied for 133rd among national universities in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released Tuesday. Luzerne County oldest college and newest university is in a six-way tie for 41 place with 63 overall points.

The University of Chicago has held onto its No. 3 spot in U.S. News and World Report rankings of national universities, as Northwestern University moved up the list and the University of IL at Champaign-Urbana fell. Separate lists, such as best liberal arts colleges, best-value schools and best undergraduate business programs, are also distributed.

Mercer School of Engineering's undergraduate program, which consistently appears among the nation's top engineering programs that have bachelor's or master's as their terminal degrees, is ranked No. 38 based on surveys of engineering deans and senior faculty at accredited programs. The north region includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.

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In the national rankings, Hillsdale College is 71 on the list of best national liberal arts colleges, up from 83 a year ago.

When looking at public SEC peers, LSU ranks third for early career earnings behind only Texas A&M University and University of Florida, and fourth in mid-career earnings behind only Texas A&M University, Auburn University and University of Florida. Such universities often offer free or discounted tuition to students considered residents of the state. And while US News & World is not the only college ranking, it is among the most closely watched.

To see the complete rankings, visit the U.S. News College Compass website. The School of Management is also highly rated, at No. 78, among more than 700 accredited schools. UMPI came in at #3, its highest showing on this list to date.

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College rankings border on the ubiquitous these days, but the U.S. News ratings remain among the most popular, likely because they were among the earliest in what became a rapidly growing trend of releasing such lists.

Last year, SDSU ranked 146th overall, and the 74th best public university and has been steadily climbing the rankings for several years. Because of outstanding faculty, staff and students, Western Illinois University continues to achieve recognition from U.S.News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and others.

ACT and SAT scores and the number of Clemson freshmen who were in the top 10 percent of their high school classes rank among the top 15 public universities.

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KU also earned rankings among public universities of 22nd in the Best Value Schools list and a tie for 41st in the Best Colleges for Veterans list. UC students earn a collective $65 million annually, working for more than 1,800 local, regional, national and worldwide employers, including Apple, Boeing, Disney, Duke Energy, P&G, General Electric, HBO, Fisher Price, Nike, Kroger, Toyota, and NASA among many others.

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