By Will Hall, Message Executive Eidtor
PINEVILLE, La. (LBM) — A Louisiana College bachelor’s degree is one of the best investments of tuition paid in the state, according to research conducted by Georgetown University.
Comparing earnings at the 10-year point to the debt held for the degree earned, this collegiate ministry of Louisiana Baptists ranked second in the state among the 22 four-year colleges and universities that offer more than an associate’s degree or certificates.
Among the eight private nonprofit schools against which it competes, Louisiana College ranked first on this metric.
Meanwhile, the Town Talk, a public newspaper in Alexandria, citing christianuniversitiesonline.org, reported that Louisiana College “is the fourth most affordable Christian college in the South, North and Midwest.”
In comments about the Georgetown University study rankings, Louisiana College President Rick Brewer told the Town Talk he is committed to doing even more to make Louisiana College “affordable and accessible, especially for those who value a liberal arts education built upon a biblical worldview.”
“The more affordable and accessible our undergraduate programs are,” he continued, “the more likely the opportunities our graduates will have to impact the marketplaces of the world with the message of Jesus Christ.
“The return on investment on that is incalculable and priceless.”
Visit https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/CollegeROI/ to access the complete report on the 4,500 schools included in the study.