Lycoming College has been recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report in its 2013 edition of "America's Best Colleges."
According to U.S. News, the nation's 251 liberal arts colleges focus almost exclusively on undergraduate education and award at least 50 percent of their degrees in the arts and sciences. Bucknell, Dickinson, Gettysburg and Swarthmore are among other Pennsylvania institutions in the Tier 1 group.
The review ranks Lycoming 20th in the nation among liberal arts and sciences institutions in graduation rate when comparing actual graduation rate with the predicted rate.
Most Lycoming's students graduate in four years, and data from the U.S. Department of Education confirms the College's six-year graduation rate of 70 percent to be very strong when compared to other schools.
Nationally, the average six-year graduation rate at all private nonprofit colleges and universities is nearly 65 percent.
The college was also recently recognized as one of "America's Best College's" by Forbes.com and as one of the "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review.