EUGENE, Ore., June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 20 Best Colleges in Louisiana for 2017.
Many students and families are wondering if college is worth the time, effort, and especially the cost. It is not surprising, given the annual increases in tuition. But digging into the numbers suggests that even having some college education makes you more likely to succeed in the current economic climate. College Choice developed this list to help prospective college students in Louisiana—or who are interested in going—a tool to help them evaluate which school they want to go to.
"The United States is a nation of immigrants, and perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in Louisiana," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. "Home to Louisiana Creole culture, Acadian culture, and Isleño culture, among others, this is truly a melting pot of a state, and a melting pot that has preserved the distinct flavors of all the different ingredients (kind of like good jambalaya). As such, you can expect a wide diversity in terms of the educational experiences that are open to you in Louisiana. This list is evidence of that."
College Choice developed its list by looking at academic quality, student body diversity, and return on investment—the differential between tuition costs and average early career earnings.
The ranking for the 20 Best Colleges in Louisiana for 2017 finds Tulane University in the top spot. University of New Orleans is in second, and Louisiana State University rounds out the top three.
The entire ranking, listed in rank order, is as follows:
Tulane University of Louisiana
University of New Orleans
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Louisiana Tech University
Xavier University of Louisiana
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Centenary College of Louisiana
Southern University at New Orleans
Louisiana State University-Alexandria
Loyola University New Orleans
McNeese State University
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Southern University and A & M College
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Louisiana State University-Shreveport
Nicholls State University
Grambling State University
Southeastern Louisiana University
College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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SOURCE College Choice