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College Factual ranks Westminster among Top 5% in nation for value

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Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Westminster College has been named a Best College for the Money by College Factual, ranking among the top 5% of schools across the country.

Of the 1,510 colleges included across the nation for undergraduates, Westminster was ranked 24th for value. In addition, Westminster placed fourth among 290 schools in the Middle Atlantic region and was listed seventh among 112 colleges in Pennsylvania for value.

Several academic programs at Westminster received honors in the report for providing a high-quality education at an affordable price. Westminster’s English, English literature, biology, accounting, sociology and psychology programs ranked in the top 5% for best value.

“We are delighted to be recognized again this year in College Factual’s Best College for the Money ranking for the outstanding education offered at Westminster,” said Westminster College President Dr. Kathy Brittain Richardson. “Our high four-year graduation rate is indicative of the level of support provided each student by our dedicated faculty and staff.  As the high rankings of individual curricular programs indicate, the Westminster education is a great value for students and their families.”

College Factual’s Best for the Money ranking considers the average yearly cost of the school, the average time it takes students to graduate and the quality the school provides. All colleges in the Best College for the Money ranking have been judged on their ability to deliver “quality education and economic value.”

College Factual is the leading source of data analytics and insights on college outcomes. College Factual provides in-depth coverage for over 2,500 colleges and universities and over 350 college majors.

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