Tulane gets high marks in latest US News Best Colleges rankings

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Norfolk State finished at 27 in a four way tie with Albany State University, Bennett College and Winston-Salem State University. "We are proud that more than a quarter of our freshmen come from limited financial means, qualifying them for federal Pell grants".

Keeping students on track to graduate can be a hard task especially at these particularly expensive and rigorous institutions. Full searchable rankings can be found at the U.S. News & World Report website.

Overall, local higher education institutions are moving up the competitive ladder in various categories of the annual rankings, created to help parents and students with the higher ed selection process.

Individual colleges also fared well. This is up from No. 21 among public institutions and No. 32 overall for 2017. LSU ranks highest in Louisiana among public universities for both early career and mid-career earnings.

The rankings can bring a lot of attention to schools, but even top-rated ones like U. of C. typically urge potential students to look beyond the number. The social mobility index recognizes efforts to increase access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students and families.

The publication provides an annual ranking that compares more than 1,800 USA schools in a variety of categories, including academics, cost and other factors.

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The Haslam College of Business saw improvement by climbing to No. 27 among public universities and No. 45 in the country.

The rankings for the accredited undergraduate business programs are based on surveys of business school deans and senior faculty.

The magazine examined 1,800 colleges and universities across the country on factors such as graduation and retention rates, class sizes, admission test scores, alumni giving and per-student spending on instruction.

Best Regional College in the South for Undergraduate Teaching. "We measure our success by the success of our students, and these recognitions demonstrate that we are achieving that goal at a level that is all but unparalleled in the nation". "This is yet another great tribute to our faculty, staff, alumni and students on the great things happening here at Wesleyan".

The report also stated that Tsinghua University in Beijing is Asia's leading university due to its high employer reputation score and network of employer-student connections, WION claimed.