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LaGrange College ranks top 10 in U.S. News & World Report

LaGrange College continues its run as an outstanding college according to the annual rankings released Monday by U.S. News & World Report. 

The institution was rated in the top 10 among 93 Regional Colleges in the South, and was the only Georgia college in the category’s top 20. 

“It is always exciting to have an independent source like U.S. News recognize the value of a LaGrange education,” said college President Susanna Baxter in a press release. “It is also a validation of our mission of preparing students to become successful, responsible citizens who aspire to lives of integrity and moral courage.” 

LaGrange College also was named a “best value,” a label the magazine says factors a school’s academic quality and cost after accounting for total expenses and financial aid.

“The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal,” the publication said. 

More than 95% of LaGrange students receive financial aid, Baxter said. “Families are often surprised at the amount of aid available to them, and many aren’t aware there is a HOPE Scholarship for Georgia residents.”

The value of a LaGrange education is evident at commencement, she said.

“More than 85% of the class of 2021 had already received a job offer, internship or admission to graduate school by the time they crossed the stage to receive their diploma.”