U.S. News Ranks Wheeling Jesuit Best Regional University in West Virginia

  WJU News
  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:25 AM
  Academics, WJU News

Wheeling, WV

Wheeling Jesuit University once again has been ranked the best regional university in West Virginia by the 2018 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges edition.

Ranked the 41st best regional university in the South Region by the magazine, Wheeling Jesuit boasts the best graduation rate and composite score of any West Virginia institution ranked by U.S. News this year. In fact, WJU's graduation rate is at least 10 percent higher than the other colleges and universities in the Mountain State, the rankings report.

"We are proud to once again be recognized for academic excellence by U.S. News & World Report," said Dr. Debra Townsley, WJU President. "These rankings validate our focus on educating the whole person, and our mission of training young men and young women for lives of leadership and service."

us-news-2-web.jpgWheeling Jesuit also received high marks in student retention and student to faculty ratio.

"Wheeling Jesuit continues to provide an incredible academic experience to the students of this region and the most recent rankings show that WJU continues to produce outstanding women and men for others. Student who choose Wheeling Jesuit because we are the most affordable Jesuit institution in the country and because we educate them to be successful following graduation," said Sean Doyle, director of Enrollment.

Regional universities are defined by U.S. News as offering a broad scope of undergraduate degree and some master's and doctorate level programs. The ratings are based on 15 indicators of academic excellence. The assessment is heavily weighted toward academic excellence, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving.

Recently, WJU's online master of science in nursing education was ranked as one of the best affordable programs by Grad School Hub. WJU's masters in nursing education was the 24th most affordable program listed by the ranking service. Grad School Hub reviewed 92 accredited colleges and universities nationwide as listed by the National Center for Education Statistics.

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