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Money magazine ranks Westminster among best colleges for the money

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Posted on Friday, May 20, 2022

Today’s prospective college students are savvy consumers—they want a college that will offer a robust, quality education with an affordable price tag. And Westminster College, according to Money magazine, is a college that fits that bill.

Westminster College has again been named to Money magazine’s annual “Best Colleges for Your Money” report, confirming that the New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, institution continues to be one of the best value colleges in the nation. The report, which features nearly 700 colleges and universities from across the U.S., ranks schools on quality of education, affordability and alumni financial success.

“We are proud to be recognized again for our exceptional value based on quality, affordability and post-graduation outcomes,” Westminster College Vice President for Enrollment Management Dr. Karen H. Schedin said. “Our commitment to educational excellence and student success positions our graduates for a competitive job market. Often, our students access an exceptional private college experience at a similar net cost of public institutions.”

Money editors considered 24 factors when selecting colleges and universities for the rankings, centered around three measures: quality of education, affordability during college and student debt payoff rates after graduation, and alumni outcomes—all of which are critical conditions students evaluate before selecting a college.

To make the list, a university or college must have at least 500 students, sufficient data to analyze, not be in financial distress and have a graduation rate at least at the median for its institutional category.

To view the full list, click here.