WalletHub names LaGrange College in top 10 of Georgia colleges

Published 9:00 am Friday, October 21, 2022

For every parent or soon-to-be college student in the South, picking a good college can be complicated. Academics are a given but many other factors go into picking a university too.

On Wednesday, LaGrange College was named to WalletHub’s list of the top 10 colleges and universities in Georgia. The college ranked number nine overall.

“It is an honor to be recognized out of all the colleges in Georgia. Being ninth among all of those schools based on the 30 metrics they utilize puts us in good company — and it speaks to the level of education and support families find here,” Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Experience Dr. John Head said.

According to WalletHub, tuition and housing at a four-year college typically cost around $23,000 – $52,000 per year and varies depending on whether the school is public or private and if it’s in-state.

Joining LaGrange College on the ranking for Georgia colleges were Mercer University, Wesleyan College, Oglethorpe University, Spelman College, Georgia College & State University.

To determine the best higher-education institutions in the United States, WalletHub compared over 900 colleges and universities in the nation based on seven categories: student acceptance, cost, financial aid, faculty resources, campus safety, campus life, education  and career outcomes.

After being evaluated, schools were then graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 being the best school for undergraduate students during and after their attendance.

“WalletHub says that today’s students want to know they’re getting a good deal. Here at LaGrange College, we know that cost is an important factor to families, which is why 99% of our students receive some form of financial aid,” Head said.

Head said nearly 20% of LaGrange College students demonstrate full need, meaning some have no resources to pay for college, and 43% are eligible for Pell Grants.

“We believe students should have access to an exceptional education that will help set them up for success,” Head said.

For the full list of the 913 colleges and universities ranked, visit https://wallethub.com/edu/e/college-rankings/40750.