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LTU moves up U.S. News & World Report rankings for Midwestern universities

Release Date: September 12, 2022

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University has been ranked No. 33 among the 2022-2023 Best Regional Universities-Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. Now in their 38th year, the rankings evaluate more than 1,450 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality.

The ranking is a move up for LTU, which ranked No. 37 in the prior two years.

“LTU’s ranking in this most prestigious college rating system is no accident,” LTU President Tarek M. Sobh said. “It is the result of the hard work of our students, faculty, and staff, who together make LTU the creative and innovative university of tomorrow. And it’s further evidence that an LTU education is a wise investment.”

LTU also made U.S. News’ Best Value Colleges, Best Colleges for Veterans, and Top Performers for Social Mobility lists among its peer group of Midwestern universities. The best value list weighs academic quality and available financial aid. The veterans’ list includes schools with the most aggressive aid programs for veterans. And the social mobility list measures graduation rates of students receiving Pell Grants, federal scholarships given to students from low-income households.

U.S. News publishes its Best Colleges rankings each year to provide prospective students and their families with helpful data and information on factors such as graduation rates, social mobility, and graduate indebtedness.

"For nearly 40 years, the Best Colleges methodology has continuously evolved to reflect changes in the higher education landscape and the interests of prospective students," said Kim Castro, editor and chief content officer at U.S. News. "Guiding that evolution is U.S. News' mission of providing useful data and information to help with one of life's biggest decisions."

Prospective students can see how LTU compares to other institutions and how the rankings are calculated on USNews.com.

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and their communities. A multifaceted digital media company, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and live events. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Lawrence Technological University is one of only 13 private, technological, comprehensive doctoral universities in the United States. Located in Southfield, Mich., LTU was founded in 1932, and offers more than 100 programs through its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, and Engineering. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 11 percent of universities for alumni salaries. Forbes and The Wall Street Journal rank LTU among the nation’s top 10 percent. U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best in the Midwest colleges. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.


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