An East Texas university is getting national acclaim as one of the top institutes of higher learning in the nation. Letourneau university has been recognized as one of the top colleges in the country. U.S News and World report has ranked Letoureau in the top tier of America's best, citing smaller classrooms, and outstanding engineering and liberal arts programs. The school joins an elite group including schools such as San Jose state and Abilene Christian. The reputation of being a top university brings students from all over the country.