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Community Impact

Economic Impact


  • Estimated local economic impact: $107.7 million in 2013
  • Estimated $35.9 million spent locally during 2013
  • 2013 payroll & benefits: $22.4 million
  • 2013 operating budget: $59.9 million
  • 400 employees
  • More than 1,500 students
  • More than 10,000 Westminster alumni reside in Pennsylvania and Ohio
  • Westminster awards over $28 million in financial aid annually
  • Nearly all Westminster students participate in at least one internship before graduating and experience service-learning projects to benefit the community


Educational Impact


  • Westminster ranks first in the nation as the "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math" - Forbes.com
  • "Ranks fourth among top-tier National Liberal Arts Colleges in graduation rate performance" - U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges
  • The Princeton Review honored Westminster as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" in the country
  • Westminster is on President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning
  • Drinko Center for Experiential Learning provides training for area educators and funds innovative undergraduate research opportunities for students and faculty
  • Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio means you're a name, not a number
  • Approximately 98 percent of all graduates are employed or attending graduate school during the year following graduation
  • Average entering freshmen have 3.5 high school grade point average and nearly 1,100 SAT score
  • 41 majors and 10 pre-professional programs
  • 92% of full-time faculty have doctorate or equivalent
  • More than 700 area residents take Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, or Graduate Program courses
  • Westminster Preschool Lab offers an enriched educational experience for community children
  • Westminster Science in Motion and Field Station (Outdoor Biology Lab, Nature Center, Arboretum, Weather Station, Recycling Center) provide hands-on learning experience for hundreds annually


Cultural Impact


  • Celebrity Series brings a variety of nationally known entertainers to the community
  • The Westminster Fourth of July celebration attracts more than 10,000 spectators annually
  • Westminster offers 20 college sports, including the home football games of the six-time National Champion Westminster Titans, and numerous camps for area youth
  • Numerous educational programs for area pastors and educators
  • Lectures and concerts are offered free to the public
  • Westminster facilities are used by the community throughout the year
  • Westminster College Art Gallery presents national as well as local artists
  • The McGill Memorial Library, which features a community bookshelf and a children's collection, is open to the community