In a study conducted by SmartAsset, LSU was ranked as having the highest value among Louisiana’s universities, according to The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. The financial advising and technology company’s study also said that LSU’s graduates have on average a higher starting salary than other universities in the state.

The study ranked universities in starting salary, tuition, living costs, scholarships and grants and student retention rate. Compared to other SEC schools, LSU is the fifth best value for students, according to The Business Report.