Americans “love” rankings! Whether it's sports, politics, or yes, even colleges and universities.
Arguably the best known is the survey published by U.S. News. The journal ranks all schools in seven separate areas. Luther is ranked 100th in the 2012 edition of the 181 ranked schools in the national liberal arts colleges categories.
- View a table that shows Luther’s rank in each of the seven rated categories.
- View a table explaining the ranking criteria considered in this survey.
You can also go to the U.S. News website to see America's Best College's survey results and to find other colleges and universities.
Two additional resources that offer comparisons among colleges include:
Note: Keep in mind that nationally published rankings don’t tell the full story. In fact, several studies have shown the U.S. News rankings correlate quite highly with just two institutional variables---the size of an institution’s financial endowment and the selectivity of its student population. But most noticeably missing from any college and university ranking list is information about the quality of teaching and learning---central to the mission of liberal arts schools.