E. J. Ourso College of Business Jumps in U.S. News Rankings

September 16, 2020

BATON ROUGE – The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business undergraduate program jumped up in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, climbing ninne spots to 81 out of 511 U.S. undergraduate business programs. Among public universities, the undergraduate program ranked in the top 50 at 49, moving up three spots from last year.

Every year, U.S. News & World Report evaluates undergraduate business programs based solely on surveys of business school deans and senior faculty. These undergraduate business programs must be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business to be eligible for ranking.

The 2021 edition of Best Colleges ranked LSU in the top tier for “Best National Universities” for the 13th-straight year. LSU is ranked 71nd among public universities – ahead of public peers such as Kansas State University, and Oklahoma State University – and is ranked 36th among flagship universities nationwide – ahead of other flagships such as West Virginia University, University of Rhode Island and the University of Nevada.

LSU remains as the highest-ranked public university in Louisiana, and in the Southeastern Conference, LSU ranks ahead of the University of Arkansas, University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University.

In the recently released Payscale 2019-20 College Salary Report, a student who earns a bachelor’s degree from LSU has early-career earnings of $54,800 and midcareer earnings of $102,900 – the highest among all public universities in Louisiana. This is an increase from early-career earnings of $51,800 and midcareer earnings of $98,800 in last year’s Payscale report.

When considering all alumni who attended LSU, graduates have early-career earnings of $55,900 and midcareer earnings of $105,400 – also the highest among Louisiana public universities. This is an increase from early-career earnings of $52,700 and midcareer earnings of $100,400 from the previous year’s Payscale report.

The 2021 edition of the Best Colleges book is available online at https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges.

About the E. J. Ourso College of Business
Since its establishment in 1928, the E. J. Ourso College of Business has continuously improved and expanded its offerings for students and alumni. Additionally, the college has made it a priority to provide its faculty with the resources it needs to further research in every aspect of the business world and to produce industry leaders for a global work environment. For more news and information about the E. J. Ourso College, visit lsu.edu/business.

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Bridget Conrad
E. J. Ourso College of Business
bconra2@lsu.edu
225-578-7833