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#1 For Third Consecutive Year in Pennsylvania for Zippia’s “Best College in Each State for Getting a Job 2020”

#1—For the third consecutive year, Lebanon Valley College is #1 in Pennsylvania in Zippia’s “The Best Colleges in Each State for Getting a Job” listing. LVC also is #5 among all U.S. colleges and universities. Zippia uses U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard data on students at year 10 after enrolling at an institution. The job placement rate for Lebanon Valley College graduates is 95.63%.


U.S. News & World Report—2020 Edition of “America’s Best Colleges”

#16—“Best Value Schools” (Regional Universities, North): This ranking is based on a calculation that takes into account a school’s academic quality, as indicated by its 2020 U.S. News ranking, and the 2018–2019 net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the result is for students. 

#28—Best Regional Universities (North)

U.S. News & World Report also continued to place Lebanon Valley College highly in several other areas important to prospective students and their families. LVC was in the top percentage nationally among all 554 Regional Universities in

*Actual Graduation Rate (top 7%)#
*Percentage of First-Year Students in Top 25% of High School Class (top 18%)
*Average First-Year Retention Rate (top 13%)
*Average Alumni Giving Rate (top 6%). 
# U.S. News compares institutions based on six-year graduation rates.


Princeton Review—“Guide to Green Colleges 2019,” Princeton Review—2020 “Best Regional Colleges,” and The Princeton Review’s “385 Best Colleges”

Lebanon Valley College was featured as one of the top environmentally sustainable colleges in the country for the third consecutive year in Princeton Review’s 2019 “Guide to Green Colleges.” The Princeton Review chose the schools for this eighth annual edition of its “green guide” based on data from the company's 2017–2018 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools' commitments to the environment and sustainability. 

For the 18th consecutive year, Lebanon Valley College was named a “Best Regional College” by The Princeton Review. The rankings are based on surveys of more than 100,000 at the colleges in the Review in 2018–2019 and/or the previous two school years. The survey asks students questions about their school’s academics, administration, student body, and themselves. Students said “LVC is a challenging school” that "strives to provide an excellent education and college experience for its students,” and LVC offers students “the opportunity to get individualized attention from all professors.”


Kiplinger’s—2019 “Best College Values”


Lebanon Valley College received an “A” grade from Niche for Value in its 2020 listing.


Money—“Best Colleges for Your Money 2019”

Only in Your State

  • #1—10 Most Underrated Towns in Pennsylvania You Should Check out 


Forbes—“America’s Top Colleges 2019”  

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking 2019 

Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (PNGAS) inaugural PNGAS Guard-Friendly School

Washington Monthly—“Top Master’s Universities 2019”

  • Top 12% Overall
  • #29—Graduation Rate (top 5%) 
  • #20—Bachelor’s to Ph.D. (TOP 3%)
  • #13—Repayment Rank (TOP 2%)


Colleges of Distinction

Lebanon Valley College is listed on the national Colleges of Distinction 2018–2019 list and received special distinctions for Business and Education


College Consensus“Best Colleges and Universities (National) 2019, “Best Regional Universities—North 2019 (#16),” and “Best Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania 2019”

College Factual"Top 10 Best United Methodist Colleges" in the U.S. (#9)