Le Moyne College was recognized in several categories in the 2018 series of rankings released by U.S. News & World Report this morning. In the "Best Colleges" list, Le Moyne was ranked #17 in the North Regional Universities category. Colleges are ranked based on a variety of factors, including peer assessment; graduation and retention rates; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; and alumni giving.

This is the 26th consecutive year that the College has been ranked in the popular guidebook. Le Moyne was included on several other lists compiled by the publication (Note that all these listings are within the "Regional Universities North” classification):

  • A #6 ranking in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” listing. This calculation takes into account a school’s academic quality, based on its U.S. News Best College ranking, and the 2016-17 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid; the higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal;

  • A #8 ranking in the “Best College for Veterans” category (up from #9 last year). To be on this list, colleges must have 20 or more students using GI Bill benefits during the 2016-17 academic year, and also be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program;

  • The Madden School of Business was also recognized in the rankings; overall the Madden School moved up 34 spots - from #283 to #249 - in the overall business school rankings, while the Information System major was ranked #18 in the nation.

  • The publication designates schools in four major categories – national universities, national liberal arts colleges, regional universities and regional colleges. Le Moyne and other institutions in the regional universities category provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs, but unlike national universities, offer few, if any, doctoral programs.