SVC Ranked Highly by WalletHub

by Public Relations | Oct 31, 2019

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LATROBE, PA – In its 2020 College and University Rankings, the personal finance website WalletHub.com has ranked Saint Vincent College one of the top institutions in the state of Pennsylvania.

Among the 65 institutions ranked from the state of Pennsylvania, Saint Vincent placed 12th, and second among schools in the western portion of the state, including both private and public institutions. Additionally, Saint Vincent was tabbed 61st out of 244 schools in the North region and 172nd nationally, which placed the College in the 83rd percentile.

The WalletHub rankings are aimed at determining the top-performing schools at the lowest possible costs to undergraduates, using metrics including retention rate, graduation rate, student-faculty ratio, percentage of full-time faculty members, campus safety, gender and ethnic diversity and career outcomes.

“These rankings from WalletHub are indicative of the priority we as a College place on preparing students to have successful careers and to lead meaningful lives,” said Saint Vincent College president Father Paul R. Taylor, O.S.B. “We are proud of the great work of not only our students, but also our faculty and staff, who are deeply committed to the success of every individual student from the time they begin at Saint Vincent. We appreciate this recognition as we continue our commitment of being a dynamic, welcoming and supportive community for all.”

Saint Vincent ranked particularly high in the area of educational outcomes, placing in the 96th percentile nationally. This metric measures retention rate, graduation rate and degrees awarded per undergraduate student. Saint Vincent boasts a six-year graduation rate of 71 percent, while 84 percent of freshmen return for their sophomore year.

WalletHub also placed Saint Vincent in the top 10 percent nationally in the area of campus experience, which factors in on-campus housing, on-campus employment opportunities, NCAA membership, gender and ethnic diversity, the presence of study abroad opportunities, percentage of students living on campus and the presence of international students.

In the areas of campus safety and faculty resources (measuring student-faculty ratio, average class size, share of full-time faculty and faculty/staff salaries), SVC ranked in the top quartile nationally.

Along with earning high marks from WalletHub, Saint Vincent College has also received recognition from U.S. News & World Report, which ranked SVC in the top tier of National Liberal Arts Colleges and College Factual, which placed SVC in the top three percent of schools nationally in its Best Colleges for the Money ranking. For more on SVC’s rankings, visit www.stvincent.edu/about/rankings.

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