Jada Hoffman, Campus Life Editor
Sept. 9, 2019
In July, it was announced that Lewis was ranked #20 for best psychology degree programs in the Midwest for 2019 by Online Psychology Degrees.
The ranking data was collected by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Acceptance rates, tuition, accreditation, class sizes and college rankings were taken into play while ranking the universities. A point system was created to put value into each factor. Accreditation, for example, was worth one point.
Lewis earned 13 points, tying with the University of Michigan Dearborn. Lewis offered many great factors, such as class percentages, which was 64.1%, as well as having a variety of degree options for those studying psychology. Lewis offers four degree options, while many of the schools listed had two, such as the number one ranking school, Truman State University.
Since the news was announced over the summer, many were unaware of the ranking, including sophomore psychology major, Taylor Wheeler.
Wheeler said she was, “Very surprised to hear this. Psychology is such a generalized major so I wasn’t expecting Lewis to have one of the best programs for it.”
Wheeler is beginning to take her major core classes which she finds “very interesting”. Among these classes, Wheeler most anticipates a workshop entitled “50 Myths about Psychology”.
According to the Online Psychology Degrees website, “The Midwest is home to some of the most competitive, prestigious, post-secondary institutions in the country.” It is very rewarding for Lewis to be on the list as #20 for the psychology department, as it only goes up from here.