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September 27, 2017 - King’s College earned high marks for student outcomes and engagement in the second annual college rankings released by “The Wall Street Journal” in conjunction with Times Higher Education.
King’s was the highest rated Wyoming Valley higher learning institution at 375th among all United States colleges and universities.
The ranking “includes clear performance indicators designed to answer the questions that matter most to students and their families when making one of the most important decisions of their lives – who to trust with their education. These questions include: does the college have sufficient resources to teach me properly? Will I be engaged and challenged by my teacher and classmates? Does the college have a good academic reputation? How likely am I to graduate, pay off my loans and get a good job?”
The rankings are based on 15 factors across four categories: Forty percent of each school’s overall score comes from student outcomes, including how they fare after leaving campus, 30% from the school’s resources, 20% from how well it engages its students and 10% from the learning environment. King’s received the top local score in three of the four categories
In addition to the overall rankings, King’s fared well in survey results of 100,000 college students in areas related to relative student satisfaction. In response to the question “Does your college provide an environment where you feel you are surrounded by exceptional students who inspire and motivate you?” King’s received a score of 8.3 on a scale of 10. King’s received a score of 8.4 in response to the question “Does your college provide an environment where you feel you are surrounded by exceptional students who inspire and motivate you?”
King’s has also earned a place for nine consecutive years on an exclusive list of “Best American Colleges” compiled for “Forbes” magazine by The Center for College Affordability and Productivity based on multiple factors related to success after graduation, affordability, student satisfaction, and student and faculty achievement.