Press Release

Ninth Consecutive Year HLGU Named to America's Best Christian Colleges and Best College Scholarships

Monday, December 5, 2011
by Carolyn Carpenter

Hannibal, MO- Hannibal-LaGrange University was named one of America’s Best Christian Colleges and Best College Scholarships for the ninth consecutive year by the Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc.  HLGU is one of only six higher education institutions in Missouri named as one of America’s Best Christian Colleges. Over 1,400 colleges and universities nationwide were analyzed in consideration for these honors.

HLGU was named America’s Best Christian College on the basis of documented environment of Christian influence, grade point average of incoming freshmen as well as the ACT/SAT scores of incoming freshmen. This is the ninth consecutive year that Hannibal-LaGrange University has received this honor and scored well above the national average.

HLGU was named to America’s Best College Scholarships on the basis of offering scholarships that are available to incoming full-time freshmen, which are merit based only, not repayable in money or by performance.  Other criteria for this award include offering a merit scholarship that is equal to at least 50% of annual cost of attendance, not subject to residency requirement, offered indiscriminately to US citizens and administered through non-governmental monies.

Dr. Woodrow W. Burt, HLGU President, was happy to hear about the inclusion of Hannibal-LaGrange in the 15th annual report of the national college survey.  "Once again we are honored to have been recognized as one of America's Best Christian Colleges and Best Christian Scholarships. We are especially pleased that this is our 9th consecutive year to be named to this prestigious list. Our dedicated faculty and staff are to be commended for setting a high standard for the integration of faith and learning on our campus."

Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc., is an independent research and consulting organization specializing in the recruiting and retention of students for institutions of higher education. Consistent with its mission, and as a guide by which other institutions may be compared, Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. identifies the American colleges and universities providing students the highest quality education.  No college or university was paid to be included in this report.  Institutions are included solely based on merit.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations