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    LaTech Forbes American Top Colleges 2018

    Tech number 3 in the state on the Forbes Top American Colleges list. Tulane number one, then LSU.

    National rank:
    Tulane 109
    LSU 192
    Tech 409

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    Re: Forbes American Top Colleges 2018

    Compared to other CUSA schools
    28 Rice
    394 UAB
    409 Tech
    459 FIU
    479 FAU
    480 UNC Charlotte
    513 UNT
    519 ODU
    607 UTEP
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    Re: Forbes American Top Colleges 2018

    Let's see the spin that ULOL puts on the fact that they are 112 spots behind us.

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    Re: Forbes American Top Colleges 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Amos Moses View Post
    Let's see the spin that ULOL puts on the fact that they are 112 spots behind us.
    ULOL: "It's rigged and Tech lied!"
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    Re: Forbes American Top Colleges 2018

    Nice standing with CUSA.

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    Re: Forbes American Top Colleges 2018

    Who'd a thunk UAB would be ranked so high?

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    Re: Forbes American Top Colleges 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Houston Techsan View Post
    Who'd a thunk UAB would be ranked so high?
    A med school is nothing to sniff at.

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    Re: Forbes American Top Colleges 2018

    No, it's not. I know nothing of UAB. Does UA in Tuscaloosa have a med school? That's not that far away.

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    Re: Forbes American Top Colleges 2018

    Depends on the med school....in that movie with Clint Eastwood "Heartbreak Ridge" they rescue American students from that med school in Grenada. People, who should know, say that med school is a joke....a bad joke. Most hospitals shy away from hiring from that school. Of course, perhaps things have changed. But, there was a time when if you couldn't get into a real med school, you could go there.

    Then there's Southern Univ's School of Law. I am told, because I don't have any first-hand experience, people go there because ANYONE can earn a degree in law from there. But then...I'm not sure how one distinguishes someone who graduated from the Harvard Law School from Southern...are the Harvard grads just better at being scumbags?

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    Re: Forbes American Top Colleges 2018

    We're #2 in the state...but there should only BE two in the state. I'm not super ecstatic to be 200 spots behind lsu. It's not a bad ranking, just I'm not sure it gives us any sort of bragging rights.

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    Re: Forbes American Top Colleges 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Dawg View Post
    We're #2 in the state...but there should only BE two in the state. I'm not super ecstatic to be 200 spots behind lsu. It's not a bad ranking, just I'm not sure it gives us any sort of bragging rights.
    Keep in mind most of the schools ranked ahead of us are little private liberal arts schools nobody has ever heard of. Forbes ranks every 4-year institution as one group while most other publications separate their rankings into various types of institutions. When you only consider our peer group, it's really not a bad ranking.

    But you are correct that all the other Louisiana schools should be jucos.

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    Re: Forbes American Top Colleges 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg06 View Post
    Keep in mind most of the schools ranked ahead of us are little private liberal arts schools nobody has ever heard of. Forbes ranks every 4-year institution as one group while most other publications separate their rankings into various types of institutions. When you only consider our peer group, it's really not a bad ranking.

    But you are correct that all the other Louisiana schools should be jucos.
    I tried to find out how many colleges they start with, but I haven't been able to find the number (it makes a difference if it's the top 650 of 700 or 10,000), just for curiosity. I think it might be around 1600. That puts us in the top 25% which is a good start. But I do wonder why there is such a gap between us and lsu, especially given the relative quality of our engineering graduates in my own experience (or, say the vastly higher quality of our engineers to what I've seen here at Arkansas).

    Of course, if pigs fly and lsu lets us have a med/law school (not like the one ULM "has"), I think our ranking would skyrocket. We also need to pump up our PhD numbers.

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