As attention on higher education is turning toward outcomes and fiscal responsibility, new ranking systems that focus primarily on value and job placement are being developed. Consistently ranked as a top school within these systems, Waynesburg University has emerged as a national leader in educational value.

Who is talking about our value? 

U.S. News & World Report

Waynesburg University has been selected by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Value School in their 2017 “U.S. News Best Colleges” ranking, under the “Regional Universities – North” category. The ranking identifies the top 15 Best Value Schools in the northern region of the country. Ranked at No. 7, Waynesburg qualified as a Best Value School due to the high quality of academic programs combined with low costs. 

The Economist

The Economist recently released their first-ever college rankings, which measured 1,275 colleges and universities based on how much graduates actually earn verses their projected earnings. Waynesburg ranked in the top 100 nationwide.

The Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution scored colleges and universities based on the value they added to student outcomes irrespective of student characteristics, based on the earnings of alumni. Waynesburg ranked higher than 92 percent of the 1,666 four-year colleges analyzed.

College Factual 

Waynesburg University was recently ranked a “Best College for the Money” in College Factual’s 2017 “Best Colleges Nationwide” ranking, which was published by USA Today earlier this month. Waynesburg, ranked No. 147, was in the top 15 percent of the 1,208 schools identified across the nation.

CollegeNET

Ranked at No. 66 on the national Social Mobility Index, Waynesburg was the only school in Pennsylvania to break the top 100 on the CollegeNET’s list, which rates schools based on how well they help students improve their economic status.

MONEY Magazine 

Waynesburg University has been named to MONEY Magazine’s 2016 “Best Colleges” list, a ranking system that examined three primary factors: educational quality, affordability and alumni success. 

Christian Universities Online

Waynesburg University has been ranked No. 12 on Christian Universities Online's list measuring low debt burden among Christian colleges and universities nationwide.

Why are they talking about our value? 

Our student loan default rate of 4.5 percent is substantially lower than the national average of 11.8 percent.

Our graduates consistently achieve high placement rates. Ninety-eight percent of 2015 graduates and 95 percent of 2014 graduates reported working or studying in their chosen field within one year of graduation.

Tuition, room and board at Waynesburg is more than $11,500 below the national average for private, non-profit, four-year colleges.

More than 90 percent of Waynesburg students receive some form of financial aid each year.

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economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/10/value-university
socialmobilityindex.org/
ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/defaultmanagement/cdr.html
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trends.collegeboard.org/college-pricing/figures-tables/average-published-undergraduate-charges-sector-2014-15
christianuniversitiesonline.org/christian-colleges-with-the-lowest-debt-burden/
new.time.com/money/best-colleges/rankings/best-colleges/
colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/waynesburg-3391 
collegefactual.com/colleges/waynesburg-university/rankings/