Le Moyne College was recognized in several categories in the 2019 series of rankings released by U.S. News & World Report
, which were released on Sept. 10. In the "Best Colleges" list, Le Moyne was ranked #17 in the North Regional Universities category,
maintaining the same ranking as last year. 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.
The Madden School of Business at Le Moyne was ranked nationally in overall rankings, as well as in management information systems, marketing and accounting.
This is the 27th consecutive year that the College has been ranked in the popular guidebook. Le Moyne was included on several other lists compiled by the publication (All with the exception of the business school ranking are within the "Regional Universities North” classification.):
· A #5 ranking in the “Best Value Schools” listing,
up one spot from the previous year. This calculation takes into account a school’s academic quality, based on its U.S. News Best College ranking, and the 2017-18 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 #16 ranking for a "Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching."
This ranking was developed from a survey conducted among administrators at universities and colleges about peer institutions within their regions, with schools needing more than seven votes to appear in the ranking.
· The Madden School of Business moved up 14 places to #235 in the overall national business school rankings.
The School was also ranked for three specific disciplines – management information systems (#18)
, marketing (#29)
and accounting (#44)
. Rankings are for schools that are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) with results based solely on surveys of business schools deans and senior faculty members.
· A #7 ranking in the “Best College for Veterans” category
(up from #8 last year). To be on this list, colleges must have 20 or more students using GI Bill benefits during the 2017-18 academic year, and also be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program;
"We are pleased to have achieved recognition in several categories within the U.S. News & World Report rankings," said Le Moyne President Linda LeMura. "While many of these are based on quantitative data, the fact that we were also ranked highly by our peers in surveys is indicative of the strong reputation Le Moyne has among our competitors and others within higher education."
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.