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? 

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.


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.

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.

Educate To Career

Educate To Career’s (ETC) outcome-based index has consistently ranked Waynesburg University a top value college. ETC describes its rankings as an effort to deliver on the promise of the federal government’s College Scorecard by providing “actual college outcomes data.”

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-five percent of 2014 graduates and 97 percent of 2013 graduates reported working or studying in their chosen field within one year of graduation.

Tuition, room and board at Waynesburg is more than $11,000 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.