U.S. News ranks LETU in Top Tier of 2010 "America's Best Colleges"
Thu, Aug 20 2009
LeTourneau University has again ranked in the top tier nationally in
U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of “America’s Best Colleges.”
LeTourneau University is ranked 6th among Texas schools in the region and 32nd among Best
Universities — Master’s in the Western Region in the 2010
U.S. News rankings.
For 16 years, the university has been listed in the magazine’s top rankings, the last eight
years among larger, more comprehensive colleges. U.S. News ranks colleges and universities among
other schools with similar programs and degree offerings.
“This is great news to announce on the same day we welcome more than 400 new students to
campus,” said LETU President Dr. Dale A. Lunsford. “This recognition is one of many that LETU has
Recently, LETU was awarded the Loening Trophy for having the top collegiate aviation program
in the nation. This year will mark the largest aviation enrollment in the school’s history, as it
opens its new Abbott Aviation Center at East Texas Regional Airport.
Indicators used to determine the rankings include small class sizes, high SAT and ACT scores
of incoming freshmen, the student-to-faculty ratio, average graduation rates and assessments by
administrators at other peer universities.