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Westminster earns Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking

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Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2018

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Westminster College continues to be ranked as one of the best colleges nationwide, according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) College Rankings 2019.

Westminster, which has been listed annually since the ranking’s 2016 inception, is among the top 30 percent of U.S. higher education institutions. Westminster placed at 281 among the 986 U.S. colleges and universities recognized by WSJ/THE this year.

Developed in partnership with U.S. experts and universities, WSJ/THE uses a balanced scorecard approach and bases rankings on four pillars: resources, engagement, outcomes and environment.

Overall, Westminster’s scored the strongest in the outcomes pillar, which represents 40 percent of the overall ranking and examines graduation rate performance, academic reputation, and the value-added indicators: graduate salaries and ability to repay student debt after graduation.

“We are pleased that the ranking recognizes what we’ve long known at Westminster,” said President Kathy Brittain Richardson. “The deeply experiential, collaborative education students engage in here provides an effective platform for their success after graduation, with strong job placement and high entrance rates to graduate and professional schools.”