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U.S. News & World Report again ranks LC in the top 10

LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College was again ranked in the top 10 in the West among public higher education institutions in the U.S. News & World Report Best College annual rankings, which came out in September.

LCSC tied for No. 6 in the Top Public Schools in the West, according to the rankings. The West rankings cover a large area that includes everything west of Oklahoma and the Dakotas.

LCSC also moved up three spots from a year ago in the best college in the West overall rankings to No. 23. This ranking includes private and public colleges that focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than half of their degrees in liberal arts disciplines.

U.S. News & World Report rankings on based on data collected from each college on up to 15 indicators of academic excellence, including graduation and retention rates (22.5 percent of the overall score), undergraduate academic reputations (22.5), faculty resources (20), student selectivity (12.5), financial resources (10), graduate rate performance (7.5), and alumni giving rate (5.0).

LCSC, which has the lowest tuition among Idaho’s four-year public institutions, was one of more than 1,800 colleges and universities to submit data to be included in the rankings. U.S. News & World Report began the rankings in 1983 to help college-bound students to select and compare schools.