KWC recognized by U.S. News
Owensboro, Ky. (September 13, 2011) - U.S. News ranked Kentucky Wesleyan College as one of the Best Regional Colleges in the South and in the top 10 Regional Colleges in the South in the Great Schools, Great Prices category for 2012. “We are thrilled that U.S. News recognizes the efforts of our superb faculty and our goal to provide an affordable education,” shared President Craig Turner. “We are proud of our accomplishments and appreciate that U.S. News is helping us spread the word about the tremendous value of a Kentucky Wesleyan experience. The U.S. News data is a reflection of the countless stories from grateful alumni about their successes that began with a solid foundation at KWC.”
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education classifies Kentucky Wesleyan College as a regional college. These schools focus almost entirely on the undergraduate experience and offer a broad range of programs in the liberal arts and in fields such as business, nursing and education. Because most of the 371 colleges in the category draw heavily from nearby states, they are ranked by region.
The Best Regional Colleges ranking is assessed through comparisons of several measurements, such as freshmen retention rate, average graduation rate, student/faculty ratio and average alumni giving rate.
U.S. News considers the most significant values to be among colleges that are above average academically. The calculation for “best value” takes into account a school’s academic quality, based on its U.S. News Best Colleges ranking, and the 2010-11 net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal, according to U.S. News. Only schools ranked in or near the top half of their categories are included.