The Luter School Climbs in Rankings, Now Among Country's Top 45

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The undergraduate business degree program at Christopher Newport’s Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business ranks among the top four in Virginia and top 45 in the country, according to new rankings from business education news outlet Poets & Quants.

The Luter School ranks No. 44 in the survey, placing it firmly among the esteemed top 50 public and private business programs of all sizes in the U.S. The Luter School jumped nine spots from its 2017 ranking, surpassing Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers University and the University of Miami, among others.

The rankings, considered the most comprehensive assessment of undergraduate business schools, are based on employment and admissions data as well as an extensive survey of alumni. The graduates were asked about their college and business school experience, and Christopher Newport scored especially well in that category, ranking No. 27.

“This is a landmark accomplishment for everyone connected with the Luter School and Christopher Newport,” says Luter Dean George H. Ebbs. “We are especially gratified that our alumni think so highly of their time here and so value the education they received.”

The Luter School features a Liberal Learning Core curriculum that requires 40 semester hours of coursework from every student, in addition to 15 credit hours of pre-business preparatory work before being admitted as a business major.

“Poets & Quants recognizes what makes Christopher Newport different,” says Adam Duncan, Luter’s director of outreach. “Here, it’s not about gaining one narrow skillset. Our graduates enter the workforce with a diversified perspective and the agility to meet the increasing demands of professional life.”

In addition to the high ranking in alumni satisfaction, Christopher Newport earned a Top 45 mark for its career outcomes. That assessment is based on the percentage of students in the Class of 2018 with internships before graduation and with full-time jobs within three months of graduation. Their average salary and signing bonus is also a factor.

Among Virginia schools, the University of Virginia, William & Mary, and the University of Richmond joined Christopher Newport in the top 45 rankings.

Details on the rankings and methodology are available here:

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