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MONEY Magazine value ranking recognizes Waynesburg U. for fourth consecutive year 

Ashley Wise Aug 16, 2019

Waynesburg University has been named to MONEY Magazine’s 2019 “Best Colleges For Your Money” list, which examined three primary factors, including quality of education, affordability and outcomes. 

“In recent years, the value of a Waynesburg University education has consistently received national attention,” said Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee. “We are proud to offer robust academic programs that deliver the best value and outcomes for our students.”

According to MONEY’s website, the ranking seeks “to find the schools that successfully combine quality and affordability.”

Twenty-six data points were examined, including:

  • Net cost of degrees – According to the College Board, tuition, room and board at Waynesburg is more than $10,000 below the national average for a private, non-profit, four-year college. 
  • Student loan repayment and default risk – Waynesburg University’s student loan default rate of 4.0 percent is far below the national average of 10.8 percent.
  • Outcomes – 99 percent of 2017 Waynesburg graduates surveyed reported working or studying in their chosen fields within one year of graduation.

As stated on MONEY’s website, “MONEY’s Best Colleges for Your Money rankings combine the most accurate pricing estimates available with indicators of alumni financial success, along with a unique analysis of how much value a college adds when compared to other schools that take in similar students.” 

For more information on the methodology behind the 2019 rankings, visit

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