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Students rank Lakeland among best in Canada

Out of 63 colleges, Lakeland College has been recognized as one of the top post-secondary institutions in the nation.

Campus Rankings surveyed over 40,000 students and alumni to rank their college or university in 55 different evaluation categories. Lakeland is honoured to be not only one of the top performing institutions in Alberta, but in all of Canada.

“We’re thrilled to receive this recognition, and pleased our students are not only getting a quality education but happy to be at Lakeland while pursuing their post-secondary studies.

"We’ve created an environment where our students can develop the confidence and groundwork to succeed. I also want to credit our staff - they work hard and are committed to ensuring Lakeland continues to inspire lifelong learning and leadership through experience, excellence and innovation,” says Alice Wainwright-Stewart, president and CEO, Lakeland College.

Here are a few of Lakeland’s placements in the college rankings:
  • 1st in Most Recommended by Students - Likelihood of students recommending their school to other students
  • 1st in Best Academic Counselling - Supportive, effective, and available academic counselling services
  • 1st in Most Approachable Professors - Professors are easy to talk to and accessible outside of class
  • 2nd in Best Overall Value - The quality of educational experience for the costs associated
  • 2nd in Happiest Students - The overall levels of happiness or unhappiness students feel about their experiences at school
  • 2nd in Most Skills-Focused Curriculum - Pedagogical focus on learning skills rather than rote memorization
  • 2nd in Most Involved Students - Conducive and supportive environment for getting involved in extra-curricular activities
  • 3rd in Best Career Services - Availability and quality of career services (e.g. resume review, cover letter support, interview guidance, etc.
  • 3rd in Best for Getting a Job - Sense of comfort in obtaining target jobs upon graduation or shortly thereafter 
  • 4th in Best for Employer Recruiting - Employers choosing to recruit students from the school either on- or off-campus
  • 4th in Friendliest Students - An environment of letting people in and making them feel welcome
  • 10th in Most Entrepreneurial Students - Supportive culture towards launching businesses and ventures
Lakeland was also featured in a blog post on Huffington Post titled The 5 Happiest Colleges In Canada Give Students Plenty To Smile About.

Visit campusrankings.com to see all of the results from the survey.

Download a poster of the Best in Canada overview infographic (11X17 pdf) by clicking on the infographic below. You may also download a 2-page letter-sized version of Best in Canada (pdf).

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