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LU identified as one of 10 universities in the nation on the rise

College Gazette has named Lamar University one of the “Top 10 Public Universities on the Rise.”College Gazette

Lamar University ranks eighth in College Gazette’s 2019 listing of “amazing universities on the rise.” The independent organization that provides an online starting place for students and families to discover “right-fit” schools, cited several metrics for the ranking including programs, student and alumni accomplishments, faculty accolades and research programs and expenditures.

The ranking also included consideration of the campus noting LU’s state-of-the-art facilities, recent renovations and updates to its residence halls. In 2019, Lamar University opened its 83,000-square foot Science and Technology Building with seven instructional labs, 14 research labs and a large project instruction room upstairs that overlooks a greenhouse and a makerspace. In 2018, the University completed a $28 million renovation of its Setzer Student Center, Quad area and installed public art across the campus. Remodeling and updating of the residence halls are ongoing as needed, but many common areas within the residence halls have been recently refurbished.

LU’s rankings by other sources also played a role in the University’s inclusion on the distinguished list. LU was recently noted as a top 20 “rising star” institution in the country by Firetail, a UK-based consulting firm; LU has scored in the top 75 in three of its specialty graduate programs, including education, nursing and justice; Intelligent.com, an online news source and research website, ranked 11 of Lamar University’s programs in the top 35 nationwide.

The only other Texas school listed in the top 10 is the University of North Texas in Denton.

See the listing.