Now, there’s another reason to attend West Chester University. The school placed 12th on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 list of Top Public Regional Universities North.
The good grades continue. It ranked 31st in Best Schools for Veterans.
West Chester University also moved up from No. 69 last year to No. 45 this year for Best Value Schools Regional Universities North.
In a combined list of public and private institutions, WCU ranked 55th in Best Regional Universities North.
Last spring, U.S. News asked top college officials to identify institutions that are making the most innovative improvements in curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology, or facilities.
WCU was 21st in Most Innovative Regional Universities North, sharing that rank with 10 other innovative schools, including Rider, Rogers Williams, and CUNY’s Baruch and Hunter colleges.
Also, WCU scored well on U.S News & World Report’s Top Performers on Social Mobility list, checking in at No. 145.
For its 2020 rankings, U.S. News collected data on more than 1,900 schools and ranked just under 1,400 of them on 15 measures of academic quality.
U.S. News places the most weight (35 percent) on each school’s outcomes, its success at retaining and graduating students within six years, noting, “We approach outcomes from angles of graduation and retention, graduation rate performance, and social mobility.”
The proportion of students who are first-generation was added this year to the graduation rate performance calculations.
Read more about West Chester University at U.S. News & World Report here.