Waynesburg University was recently ranked as one of America’s best colleges by the Women’s Choice Award, an organization focused on identifying the best brands, companies and healthcare facilities that empower women.
Out of the 300 schools recognized nationwide in the 2019-2020 college rankings, the University was ranked at No. 69. In the state of Pennsylvania, Waynesburg was in the top 10 (No. 9) of the 25 schools recognized.
This ranking is particularly meaningful because of Waynesburg’s history of being one of the first institutions of higher education in the country to educate both men and women equally.”
“Waynesburg University continues to be recognized in many positive ways nationwide, which is a testament to the strong commitment to our University’s mission,” said Stacey Brodak, vice president for Institutional Advancement and University Relations. “This ranking is particularly meaningful because of Waynesburg’s history of being one of the first institutions of higher education in the country to educate both men and women equally.”
The ranking’s methodology included five criteria areas: reputation, student to faculty ratios, depth of education, campus safety and four-year graduation rates, according to the Women’s Choice Award website.
Women’s Choice Award used data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Education Data System (IPEDS), in addition to survey data collected from more than a thousand women across the country.
Hanna Hall, on the University’s main campus in Waynesburg, represents one of the first places in the country where women were educated equally alongside men. In fact, Hanna Hall remains one of the two oldest buildings in America with that historic distinction.
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