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Value and Rankings

Learn who is talking about our value, rankings and why

Consistently recognized as a top school within ranking systems focused on value and job placement, Waynesburg University has emerged as a national leader in educational value.

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Money's Best Colleges

Waynesburg University has been recognized as one of America’s Best Colleges in Money’s 2023 rankings. 

“To find colleges that combine quality and affordability, Money analyzed dozens of data points, including graduation rates, cost of attendance, financial aid and alumni salaries. The result? A new star rating system with 736 colleges where your tuition (and time) is likely to pay off,” Money’s website reported.

This year, for the first time, Money grouped colleges into one of six ratings, from 2.5 stars to 5 stars, instead of a numbered ranking. Waynesburg University received a 4-star rating. Read more about Money's Best Colleges rankings 

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Waynesburg University has also been recognized as a 2023-2024 College of Distinction for its continued commitment to engaged, hands-on education. This marks the eighth consecutive year that Waynesburg has earned the distinction. Read more 


Why is Waynesburg a best value?


Our student loan default rate of 4.6% is much lower than the national average of 9.6%.


Tuition, room and board at Waynesburg is approximately $12,000 below the national average for private, non-profit, four-year colleges.


100% of Waynesburg students receive some form of financial aid each year.

How do our programs rank?

Many of our top majors have been recognized for academic excellence and value throughout the region and nationwide.

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College of Distinction

Waynesburg University has been recognized as a 2023-2024 College of Distinction and has received specialized recognition for its business field of study.

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Top Online MBA

Waynesburg University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has been recognized as a “Top 50 Online MBA Program” by Online Master’s Degrees, ranking No. 21 nationally.

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Top master's program

Waynesburg University’s Addictions Counseling Program was recognized as a 2022 Top 50 Master’s Counseling Program for Addiction Counseling by Addiction Counselor, being ranked No. 4 in the country for the second consecutive year.

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Waynesburg University has been ranked No. 5 as a Top Ranked Program on allnurses’ 19 Best RN to BSN Programs in Pennsylvania for 2024.

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Waynesburg University has been recognized as a 2023-2024 College of Distinction and has received specialized recognition for its nursing field of study.

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Overall Rankings and Recognition

Review all of Waynesburg University's regional and national recognition.