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    Re: Forbes rankings

    #81 among 11 Southern states. #122 among 50 states. Well, that does look better than being #392, but doesn't really change the point.

    And...tch, tch....how petty and envious can you be? It is most unbecoming and not reflective of true blue Tech supporters. We don't have to poo-pooh other schools' accomplishments. We know that, overall, Tech is the best school in Louisiana. How insecure are you?

    I didn't want to mention this, but I suppose I have to. Many times, and I do MANY times, some poll/survey is posted on this board where Tech is ranked this or that, ya know, top 100 in the nation in some category, or whatever. Then we get the predictable "woo-hoos!" in the thread. But....MOST of the time, if not ALL the time, those polls are based on self-reported numbers. Yep....it is true. A school can make themselves look as good as they want to. Now, sometimes, a poll will take numbers that have been reported from schools, published stats, and use that data, w/o consulting with the school, and then develop a ranking based on some criteria. So, yeah, YOU should read about the rankings before drawing some ridiculous conclusions.

    So, for instance, if some publication wanted to determine which programs offered the highest quality education vs. costs that would be the criteria by which they would produce their ranking. Ya know the most "bang for your buck." Well, in the case of the undergrad degree in Allied Health, NSU ranked 9th nationally. It's not something NSU did, proactively, to get ranked. But, apparently some people are so INSECURE they feel threatened by another school being recognized. That is pitiful. Tech Nation is better than that. We can stand on our own accomplishments....they speak for the quality of the university.

    Sad....really.

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    Re: Forbes rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by JuBru View Post
    There are 54 colleges/universities in Boston metro area.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...politan_Boston



    I couldn’t sleep and was bored. So….

    I used this Wikipedia page for population.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._by_population

    I used this list for number of institutions.
    http://www.univsearch.com/state.php


    Louisiana has 173 institutions for a population of 4,670,724.

    Per capita, Louisiana has 3.7039 institutions per 100,000 citizens.

    This ranks us 14th.


    State 2015 Population No. of Institutions Per Capita
    West Virginia 1,844,128 99 5.3684
    Montant 1,032,949 54 5.2278
    Vermont 626,042 32 5.1115
    Alaska 738,432 35 4.7398
    Maine 1,329,328 60 4.5136
    Pennsylvania 12,802,503 544 4.2492
    Oklahoma 3,911,338 158 4.0395
    Missouri 6,083,672 242 3.9779
    North Dakota 756,927 30 3.9634
    South Dakota 858,469 33 3.8441
    Massachusetts 6,794,422 261 3.8414
    Kentucky 4,425,092 165 3.7287
    Louisiana 4,670,724 173 3.7039
    Arkansas 2,978,204 108 3.6263
    Nebraska 1,896,190 68 3.5861
    Rhode Island 1,056,298 37 3.5028
    Iowa 3,123,899 107 3.4252
    Kansas 2,911,641 99 3.4001
    Ohio 11,613,423 386 3.3237
    New Hampshire 1,330,608 43 3.2316
    New York 19,795,791 632 3.1926
    California 39,144,818 1246 3.1831
    Connecticut 3,590,886 114 3.1747
    Colorado 5,456,574 171 3.1338
    Oregon 4,028,977 125 3.1025
    Minnesota 5,489,594 169 3.0786
    Michigan 9,922,576 302 3.0436
    Illinois 12,859,995 391 3.0404
    Hawaii 1,431,603 43 3.0036
    New Mexico 2,085,109 61 2.9255
    Wyoming 586,107 17 2.9005
    Tennessee 6,600,299 191 2.8938
    Nevada 2,890,845 77 2.6636
    Alabama 4,858,979 129 2.6549
    Virginia 8,382,993 222 2.6482
    Indiana 6,619,680 175 2.6436
    Maryland 6,006,401 148 2.4640
    Delaware 945,934 23 2.4315
    New Jersey 8,958,013 207 2.3108
    Mississippi 2,992,333 69 2.3059
    Washington 7,170,351 164 2.2872
    Wisconsin 5,771,337 132 2.2872
    Arizona 6,828,065 155 2.2700
    Florida 20,271,272 439 2.1656
    Georgia 10,214,860 210 2.0558
    Utah 2,995,919 60 2.0027
    Idaho 1,654,930 33 1.9940
    South Carolina 4,896,146 97 1.9812
    North Carolina 10,042,802 188 1.8720
    Texas 27,469,114 506 1.8421



    I fully admit I probably screwed it up. It WAS 1 AM...
    If possible I would split it out into 4-year colleges and community/technical colleges. Without seeing the data, I believe most states have a higher technical/community college per capita, these institutions are cheaper/easier to run and usually every mid to small city has one. I think Louisiana's ratio is very heavy in 4-year institutions per capita which hurts us.





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    Re: Forbes rankings

    http://cwur.org/2016.php

    Check out #667.

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    Re: Forbes rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by GermDawg View Post
    If possible I would split it out into 4-year colleges and community/technical colleges. Without seeing the data, I believe most states have a higher technical/community college per capita, these institutions are cheaper/easier to run and usually every mid to small city has one. I think Louisiana's ratio is very heavy in 4-year institutions per capita which hurts us.
    I agree with that assessment. Remember, though that Nichols, LSUS and ULM all started as two year colleges, maybe even UNO and there is still LSUA and LSUE. And in the old days you could get a teaching certificate from Northwestern without a degree. Louisiana did have "trade schools". There was one in Minden and in Natchitoches (no, not Northwestern). I am not familiar with other parts of the state in that regard.

    I believe that when the directional schools were founded they were really meant to server the local area. Tech was the only one founded to be state wide. I'm not including LSUBR but the regional LSU's were for regional students -- maybe to feed LSUBR. Now they are all competing for students from all across the state and from out of state because they have to be big.

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    Re: Forbes rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by Houston Techsan View Post
    I agree with that assessment. Remember, though that Nichols, LSUS and ULM all started as two year colleges, maybe even UNO and there is still LSUA and LSUE.
    LSUA has been a four year since Foster was our Governor.
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    Re: Forbes rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by maddawg View Post
    LSUA has been a four year since Foster was our Governor.
    I didn't know that. Thanks. When was Foster Governor?

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    Re: Forbes rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by Houston Techsan View Post
    I didn't know that. Thanks. When was Foster Governor?
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    Re: Forbes rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by Houston Techsan View Post
    I agree with that assessment. Remember, though that Nichols, LSUS and ULM all started as two year colleges, maybe even UNO and there is still LSUA and LSUE. And in the old days you could get a teaching certificate from Northwestern without a degree. Louisiana did have "trade schools". There was one in Minden and in Natchitoches (no, not Northwestern). I am not familiar with other parts of the state in that regard.

    I believe that when the directional schools were founded they were really meant to server the local area. Tech was the only one founded to be state wide. I'm not including LSUBR but the regional LSU's were for regional students -- maybe to feed LSUBR. Now they are all competing for students from all across the state and from out of state because they have to be big.
    1860: LSU -> Seminary of Learning of the State of Louisiana

    1880: Southern University -> Southern College
    1884: Northwestern State -> Louisiana State Normal School (2-years)
    1894: Louisiana Tech -> Industrial Institute and College of Louisiana
    1901: UL-Lafayette -> Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute
    1901: Grambling State -> The Colored Industrial and Agricultural School

    1925: Southeastern Louisiana -> Hammond Junior College (started as a 2-year school; 4-year school in 1938)
    1931: UL-Monroe -> Ouachita Parish Junior College (started as a 2-year school; 4-year school in 1950)
    1939: McNeese State -> Lake Charles Junior College (started as a 2-year school; 4-year school in 1950)
    1948: Nicholls State -> Francis T. Nicholls Junior College (started as a 2-year school)

    1956: Southern University at New Orleans
    1958: University of New Orleans -> LSU in New Orleans
    1961: LSU of Alexandria (started as a 2-year school; 4-year school in 2002)
    1967: Southern University at Shreveport (still a 2-year school)
    1967: LSU Eunice (still a 2-year school)
    1967: LSU in Shreveport (started as a 2-year school; 4-year school in 1972)
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    Re: Forbes rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by GermDawg View Post
    If possible I would split it out into 4-year colleges and community/technical colleges. Without seeing the data, I believe most states have a higher technical/community college per capita, these institutions are cheaper/easier to run and usually every mid to small city has one. I think Louisiana's ratio is very heavy in 4-year institutions per capita which hurts us.
    I think I did that first. If I remember right, Tech came in 10th.
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    Re: Forbes rankings

    Good info, TechAlum05.

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