This article is sponsored by Westminster College.
Westminster College is a solid choice for students looking to climb the economic ladder after graduation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Colleges ranking released this academic year.
Westminster was ranked No. 9 in the nation and No. 1 in Pennsylvania in the report’s Top Performers on Social Mobility list, confirming what faculty, staff, students, families and alumni already know: Westminster is dedicated to providing accessible and affordable education to all students, regardless of economic status.
The Top Performers list assesses how well colleges graduate economically disadvantaged students, who — according to U.S. News — are less likely to finish college. U.S. News looked at the graduation rates of Pell Grant-awarded students in building its ranking; last year the average graduation rate for Pell Grant recipients was 55%, while Westminster’s rate was 69%, 14 points above the national average.
Westminster’s strong showing reflects an emphasis on special programming and support services such as the College’s TRIO Student Support Services. Through a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Support Services, Westminster offers services and resources to first-generation, income-eligible students and students with disabilities to ensure they successfully navigate their college education and are positioned to move ahead after graduation.
Services and resources provided include academic tutoring, academic success and wellness coaching to promote classroom achievement and personal well-being, support for learning and other disabilities, and career and college mentoring.
To learn more about Westminster’s campus and educational offerings, visit www.westminster.edu or call 724-946-7100.
This article was submitted by Westminster College.