Recognitions of Excellence
The excellence of Lawrence Technological University’s programs is recognized by independent comparative guidebooks and other organizations: U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges, Princeton Review, BloombergBusinessweek, G.I. Jobs, and the Association of Independent Technological Universities.
|U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges 2013
Lawrence Technological University’s online bachelor’s degree programs ranked sixth in the 2013 national survey by U.S. News & World Report. The survey rated online programs on factors such as best practices, graduation rates, student indebtedness, and academic and career support services offered to students. LTU’s online bachelor’s degree programs also scored highest in the entire country for student engagement.
Lawrence Tech also ranked within the Top Tier of U.S. News’ America’s Best Colleges rankings for 2013. Within its classification of Regional Universities-Midwest, Lawrence Tech ranks 40th of 107 colleges and universities listed, including ties.
In addition to the University’s overall citation, on a national basis Lawrence Tech is cited as 57th in the category of Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.
Lawrence Tech has consistently ranked in the top tier of its category since the early 1990s.
Princeton Review 2013
To receive the “Best in the Midwest” designation in the “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region” school selections, colleges first had to meet standards for academic excellence within their region.
“We’re pleased to recommend Lawrence Technological University to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs,” said Robert Franek, senior vice president of The Princeton Review, a standardized test preparation and admissions consulting company.
Inclusion on the prestigious list also depended on the results of an anonymous survey that asked students to rate their own schools on several issues – from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food – and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life.
According to The Princeton Review, LTU undergraduates speak highly of their “very knowledgeable” professors who endeavor to “create opportunities for students” and strive to make sure “that they have all the tools to succeed.”
The Princeton Review noted that Lawrence Tech students describe their teachers as “enthusiastic” and “highly motivated” educators who “bring [their] material to life” and allow undergrads to “have fun.” Overall, undergraduates see Lawrence as “all about pushing students to learn everything they can in the classroom and be[ing] able [to use that knowledge] in the real world.”
What does this mean? Lawrence Tech grads tend to earn more during their careers than other college graduates.
Military Friendly School
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has designated Lawrence Tech as a “Yellow Ribbon School” for providing up to $5,500 per year to qualified veterans.
Lawrence Tech also offers military discounts to all active military, inactive, reserve or retired military - 15 percent off tuition and fees.
Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students, and academic accreditations. The list was compiled through exhaustive research of more than 7,000 schools nationwide.
Association of Independent Technological Universities
Gold Edison Award
The Edison Awards promote the time-tested characteristics of innovation of visionaries such as Thomas Edison. The Edison Best New Product Awards have recognized and honored some of the most innovative products, services and business leaders in the world.
The collegiate engineering programs in the KEEN network were recognized for their collaborative work together to instill the entrepreneurial mindset in all of the nearly 19,000 students they collectively teach. In addition to the rigorous technical fundamentals they offer as part of their normal engineering curricula, these engineering programs offer experiential opportunities aimed at instilling in the students a set of professional skills necessary for their future work.
In 2009, Lawrence Tech was awarded a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the Kern Family Foundation to further integrate the entrepreneurial mindset in the education of undergraduate engineering students.
In 2010, Lawrence Tech and five other KEEN universities formed the Dynamic Compass Network (DCN) to share innovative approaches to entrepreneurial education in curricular innovation, faculty excellence, a community of practitioners, peer collaboration, continuous improvement, and experiential learning.
Lawrence Tech took the lead by implementing a pilot project that provided benchmarks for the network.