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LTU's online engineering master's degree programs ranked high for veterans

Release Date: June 3, 2014

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Online master’s degree programs in engineering at Lawrence Technological University have been ranked 17th in the country in the 2014 U.S. News and World Report survey of the best online college programs for veterans.

In addition, LTU’s online engineering programs were rated best in the nation (with the only perfect score) for faculty credentials and training.

LTU’s College of Engineering offers online master’s degrees in engineering management and industrial engineering.

“Lawrence Tech’s academic programming has always been designed to accommodate nontraditional students such as returning veterans,” said LTU’s College of Engineering Dean Nabil Grace. “In recent years we have also built a strong foundation for our online programs in engineering.”

Last November LTU ranked 18th in the 12-state Midwest region – and first in Michigan – in the inaugural ranking of the best colleges for veterans compiled by U.S. News and World Report. LTU was one of 234 colleges nationwide that scored well for graduation rate, faculty resources, reputation and other markers of academic quality measured in the 2014 edition of U.S. News Best Colleges.

All of the ranked Best Online Programs for Veterans are in some way tied to organizations working to improve the higher education experience for veterans. Lawrence Tech is among the universities that are certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, two federal initiatives that help veterans reduce the cost of higher education.

LTU is also on the 2014 Military Friendly Schools list compiled by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 100 universities for return on undergraduate tuition investment, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area. Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.