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Westminster College Ranked in Top Quarter of Colleges by The Wall Street Journal/ Times Higher Education

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Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Westminster College achieved 248th out of 1061 colleges and 96th out of 305 in the Northeast region on The Wall Street Journal/Times’ Higher Education College Rankings.  

Times Higher Education has provided insight to colleges for five decades and is one of the oldest ranking systems in the world.

“Our aim is to assess each university’s success in achieving their educational mission,” wrote Phil Baty, editor for Times Higher Education’s Rankings. Baty said that the key focus of Times Higher Education’s ranking scale is to analyze a “university’s ability to deliver valuable outcomes and education for its students.”

Times Higher Education ranks colleges based on four pillars: Resources, Engagement, Outcomes, and Environment.

Westminster’s strongest pillar was engagement, in which they achieved a ranking of 202, which is in the top 20% of schools ranked. This pillar was based on student engagement, student recommendations, student interaction, and subject breadth.   

“Part of the mission of Westminster is to provide the learning environment that will help make each student successful through the excellent curriculum rich in engagement, faculty interactions, and practical experiences,” said Dr. Thomas Stein, vice president for enrollment and marketing. “Students graduate prepared to be productive members of an ever changing world.”

Contact Rick Sherlock, senior director of marketing and communications, at 724-946-7191 or email for more information.