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Westminster Earns Top Ranking from SmartAsset

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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – SmartAsset, a financial data and technology company, ranked Westminster College as the number one school providing the “best value” in Pennsylvania following a recent study.

In its study, SmartAsset captured the true cost of attending a school by evaluating the following factors: tuition (using in-state tuition for public schools where applicable), student living costs (including room and board, books, supplies, transportation and other personal expenses) and the average scholarships and grants offered to students of the school.

To determine what students get in return, the company examined student retention rate (the percent of students that re-enrolled at the institution the following year) and graduates’ average starting salary.

The study weighted each of the five factors equally to come up with a ranking of schools in the analysis.

“Being student-centered is at the core of the Westminster College education,” shares Thomas Stein, vice president for enrollment at Westminster. “Westminster is committed to making education affordable to every student. The academic standards of faculty create classroom expectations and focus by our students, resulting in students graduating on time and excelling beyond the classroom.”

For the full rankings, visit this site.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.