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College Scorecard rates LSU high among flagship universities, SEC schools

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A recently released report gave LSU high ratings among flagship universities and Southeastern Conference schools.

The new College Scoreboard, which is compiled by the White House and US Department of Education, was released on September 12.

The report highlights areas such as average annual cost, graduation rate and salary after attending.

Among flagship universities, LSU ranked fifth-lowest in cost of attendance, No. 27 in graduation rates and No. 28 in salary after attending. There are 50 flagship universities nationwide.

In the SEC, LSU has the second-lowest cost of attendance, No. 6 in salary after attending and No. 8 in graduation rates. The SEC is made up of 14 institutes.

"We have been sharing this type of information for years and want parents and students to have access to everything they can when making a college choice," LSU President F. King Alexander stated in a written release. "The College Scorecard allows people to get a real picture of the cost and benefits of attending any university in the country."

Alexander added the value of an LSU degree has never been better.

Click here for the full report

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