Owensboro, Ky. (September 12, 2013) – Kentucky Wesleyan College has been named a U.S. News 2014 “Best Value School” and “Best Regional College” and a Washington Monthly 2013 “Best Baccalaureate College.” President Craig Turner remarked about the announcements, “These significant accolades reflect our commitment to academic excellence, affordability and student success. We are extremely pleased with the high rankings by two prestigious organizations.”
The U.S. News Best Value calculation assesses academic quality and net cost of attendance and rates them regionally. Kentucky Wesleyan is rated #7 in the South as a “Best Value School.” KWC is ranked #18 as a Best Regional College in the South by U.S. News. U.S. News gathered institutional data on a number of indicators and ranked colleges against peers in their region, based on composite weighted scores.
Washington Monthly rated Kentucky Wesleyan #29 in the nation as a Best Baccalaureate College. Washington Monthly measures recruitment and graduation of low-income students, scholarship and emphasis on student service to the community.
Dr. Turner shared that Kentucky Wesleyan will host several celebrations for students, staff and faculty to recognize the superior ratings.