January 6, 2016
West Chester University is one of only three public institutions in the Commonwealth to be named to the "100 Best Values in Public Colleges" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.
Kiplinger's collects data from 1,200 public and private four-year institutions and determines the best values by analyzing such measurable standards as academic quality (including SAT or ACT scores, admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, and four-year graduation rates), financial aid, cost, and average student debt at graduation.
The University was also listed as one of the "Best College Values Under $30,000 a Year" in 2015, a list Kiplinger's did not generate this year. Penn State University Park and the University of Pittsburgh are the only other public institutions in the Commonwealth to make this year’s list.
The annual college rankings appear in Kiplinger’s February 2016 issue and can be read online at Kiplinger's Best College Values.
View the article in the Daily Local News: Kiplinger's: WCU named a best value for 2016.