Le Moyne College moved up four places in the overall 2022 rankings by U.S. News & World Report, which were released on Sept. 13. In the "Best Colleges" list, Le Moyne was ranked #13 in the Regional Universities North category, up from #17 in last year’s rankings. 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.
“Our ranking performance reflects the College’s on-going commitment to improvement in all areas as we continually strive to strengthen our reputation for academic excellence and enhance the overall student experience,” said Le Moyne President Linda LeMura. "I'm proud of how well we did in these rankings because it means that our students are benefitting by our improved performance."
This is the 30th 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 of these rankings are within the "Regional Universities North” classification.):
· A #3 ranking in the “Best Value Schools” listing, up five places over 2021 rankings. This calculation takes into account a school’s academic quality, based on its U.S. News Best College ranking, and the 2020-21 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 #5 ranking for a "Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching." Le Moyne moved up four positions over last year's ranking, which is 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.
· A #5 ranking in the “Best College for Veterans” category, up two spots. To be on this list, colleges must have 20 or more students using GI Bill benefits and also be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
On the national level, the Madden School of Business was ranked #244 in the overall business school rankings, placing Le Moyne in the top 10 percent of business schools in the nation. The Madden School was also ranked nationally for four specific disciplines – analytics (#20), management information systems (#22), finance (#42) and accounting (#50).
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.