Lourdes University named among 'Best Colleges'

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Saturday, 22 September 2012 04:00
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SYLVANIA—The Princeton Review has included Lourdes University in its "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region" guide for the 9th consecutive year. Lourdes was one of 153 colleges and universities honored in the Midwest Region. A total of 633 institutions were honored, representing 25 percent of the nation's four-year colleges.

For the fourth consecutive year, Lourdes was also named among the list of "Military Friendly Schools" by GI Jobs Magazine. According to GI Jobs, Lourdes ranked “in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide.” As a Military Friendly campus, Lourdes participates in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program and offers a Veterans Center and several scholarships for servicemen and women.

In addition, Lourdes was named among the Chronicle of Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For." Lourdes was one of 103 schools recognized, and one of only four in Ohio to make the list. The "Great Colleges to Work For" award recognizes institutions for best practices and policies in 26 categories such as professional development, the category in which Lourdes scored high marks.

Among the reasons Lourdes was named among the "Great Colleges to Work For" was the institution’s free undergraduate tuition for employees and their families as well as opportunities provided to faculty for professional development.

“We are honored to continually be recognized by Princeton, GI Jobs Magazine and the Chronicle of Higher Education,” says interim president Janet Robinson. “These distinctions are a testament to our mission of providing a values-centered education and a positive work environment with a strong focus on reverence and community.”

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