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2015

LSUS Highest Ranked Louisiana Public Institution in Ranking by The Economist

November 16, 2015


The Economist's first-ever college rankings use new federal data to reveal which colleges do most for their graduates' pay-packets. The listing showed LSUS as the highest ranked public institution in Louisiana. 


The LSUS ranking at No. 576 was the highest for Louisiana public institutions,with LSU Baton Rouge listed at No. 724, NSU at 767, LouisianaTech at 868, ULL at 985, SLU at 1010 and ULM at 1101. Two privateinstitutions in the state were awarded higher rankings-Xavier at No. 287and Louisiana College at No. 436.


The 1,275 institutions in the listing were ranked on the basis of tuition,projected income and median income of graduates. The Economistcalculated the difference between expected earnings and median actualearnings, based, the report said "on a simple, if debatable, premise: theeconomic value of a university is equal to the gap between how muchmoney its students subsequently earn, and how much they might havemade had they studied elsewhere."


See the article at http://www.economist.com/node/21677276/.


Affordable Colleges includes LSUS among the top 50most affordable public schools for out-of-state students


LSUS is listed at No. 44 in the Top 50 colleges for out-of-state studentsranked by Affordable Colleges in data released earlier this month. Thepublication reported LSUS average out-of-state tuition as $4,376 and itsinstitutional financial aid rate as 48 percent and it said:
"Louisiana State University-Shreveport has been turning out well-roundedstudents since its founding in 1967. LSUS's urban 200-acre campus is inLouisiana's third largest city, Shreveport, which is closer to Dallas thanNew Orleans. A majority, 59%, of Louisiana State Shreveport's 3,674students are female. Students can choose from almost two dozen degreeprograms ranging from accounting to sociology, with an 18:1 student-tofacultyratio. More than half of all classes at LSUS have fewer than 20students. About half of the school's students receive financial aid, whichaverages $7,311 per student."


See the listing at http://www.affordablecolleges.com/rankings/publicschools-for-out-of-state-students/ .


Media Contact: Lynn StewartOffice of Media & Public Relations Louisiana State University ShreveportOffice: (318) 797-5108 Fax: (318) 795-4246 Lynn.Stewart@lsus.edu www.lsus.edu

 
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