Lake Superior State University continues to rate as a leading institution in higher education, especially in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Its 2022 “best colleges” rankings celebrated LSSU in four categories that Lake State had also made in 2021: best regional colleges in the Midwest; top public schools in regional colleges in the Midwest; top performers on social mobility in regional colleges in the Midwest; and best undergraduate engineering programs nationwide.
For 2022, LSSU tied for 45th best regional college in the Midwest from 87 ranked, up one slot from 46th in 2021 from 76 ranked and level with 2020 at 45th from 70 ranked. For a third consecutive year, Lake State appraised as the third top public school in regional colleges in the Midwest from 12 ranked. LSSU rose 13 slots to 33rd from 46th from last year as top performer on social mobility in regional colleges in the Midwest from 76 ranked. Lake State tied for 185th best undergraduate engineering program nationwide at schools that don’t offer doctorates from 239 ranked, down from tied for 157th in 2021 from 220 ranked and tied for 161st in 2020 from 210 ranked.
LSSU also tied for 536th best bachelor of science in nursing program nationally from 694 schools ranked.
“Every year these rankings affirm our mission statement to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to craft a life of meaningful employment and our vision statement to offer an innovation-driven, transformative education that identifies potential, enables success, and drives social mobility,” said LSSU President Dr. Rodney S. Hanley. “We’re proud that we consistently stand out in these evaluations.”
U.S. News & World Report assessed 1,466 U.S. bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on 17 measures of academic quality for the 2022 best colleges rankings. Criteria included graduation and retention rates, academic reputation, average federal loan debt of graduates, social mobility, faculty resources, and financial resources per student, among others. Engineering and nursing ratings were determined through surveys of deans and senior faculty in the respective programs.