U.S. News and World Report names W.Va. Wesleyan among the best in the region

BUCKHANNON – West Virginia Wesleyan College is once again ranked one of the top regional universities in the South in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges.

The College was ranked 18th in Best Value – Regional Universities (South) – the only West Virginia higher education institution in this category – and in the overall Top 75 Regional Universities (South).  West Virginia Wesleyan is also listed as one of the Top Performers on Social Mobility which measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants.

“West Virginia Wesleyan College’s ranking by U.S. News and World Report confirms West Virginia Wesleyan’s tradition of innovative excellence,” said Dr. Joel Thierstein, President of the College. “We continue to strive to ensure affordability and accessibility for every student who wants to continue their education at the highest level.”

“These rankings also reflect the incredible impact our alumni and friends continue to make through their generous contributions to the College,” Thierstein added.

In determining ‘Best Value Schools,’ U.S. News & World Report considered academic quality and cost after accounting for total expenses and financial aid.

More than 75 percent of WVWC students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships, with an average discount of 56 percent of the total cost of attendance. WVWC awards academic scholarships up to $17,000, which can be combined with co-curricular scholarships (athletics, creative arts, community service), the West Virginia PROMISE Scholarship, and all outside scholarships obtained by incoming students.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings follow the College’s listing in the ‘Best in the Southeast’ section of The Princeton Review’s “2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region” publication in August.

For more information on WVWC academic programs, services and financial aid, please visit wvwc.edu.

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