In rankings released Sept. 12, Le Moyne College was #3 overall in value and #15 by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North Best Colleges category. The College also continued its strong performance in several other key areas in the 2023 rankings.
“No other school in New York state combines high quality and value better than Le Moyne," said Le Moyne President Linda LeMura. "Our continued strong performance in these rankings speak to the College’s on-going commitment to not only academic excellence, but also providing an affordable, highly personalized experience for students.”
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 31st 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. This calculation takes into account a school’s academic quality, based on its U.S. News Best College ranking, and the 2021-22 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 #6 ranking for a "Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching." This ranking 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. 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 #247 in the overall business school rankings, placing Le Moyne in the top 10 percent of business schools in the nation. Among small schools (fewer than 3,000 students), the Madden School was tied for #16 out of 800+ small private universities with a business school.
The Madden School was also ranked nationally for three specific disciplines – analytics (#17), finance (#44) and accounting (#44). Compared to last year, analytics rose three spots and accounting rose six spots in their respective national rankings.
“The Madden School continues to rise in discipline-specific rankings against many institutions that have historically been at the top of these lists for years,” said Madden Dean Jim Joseph ’83. "We also were in the top 20 among small schools, which is a direct reflection of the overall quality of our faculty and student outcomes."
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.