Get the latest information about UL Lafayette's continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

You are here

Forbes magazine places UL Lafayette among nation's 'Best Value Colleges'

Top Stories

UL Lafayette among nation's top 100 public research universities

New record for R&D expenditures set, President Savoie announces during annual State of the University

Read More ➝

McClung named University's chief diversity officer

UL Lafayette has named Kiwana McClung its chief diversity officer. In that role, she will oversee UL Lafayette’s Office for Campus Diversity.

Read More ➝

Lopez, Hebert to reign as Homecoming 2022 queen, king

Lauren Lopez and Colby Roy will reign as queen and king of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s 2022 Homecoming.

Read More ➝

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is ranked among Forbes’ “Best Value Colleges 2019.”

UL Lafayette weighs in at No. 203 of 299 schools cited in the business magazine’s fourth annual list. Three other Louisiana universities also made the ranking: LSU, No. 110; Louisiana Tech, No. 159; and the University of New Orleans, No. 250.

Forbes evaluated data for 645 public and private colleges and universities in all 50 states that award four-year degrees. The purpose of the comparison is to “help students and their families evaluate the likely return on their investment,” according to a press release. Private for-profit schools and the United States’ five service academies were not included.

The publication considered school quality, net price, net debt, timely graduation (within six years), and mid-career alumni earnings.

It relied on its own most recent America’s Top Colleges ranking to measure quality.

Forbes editors also took into account access for low-income students, based on the percentage of each school’s student body that receives federal Pell Grants. Unlike federal student loans, Pell Grants don’t have to be paid back by recipients.

See the entire list and read more about the magazine’s methodology here.

SHARE THIS |