Personal finance website Wallethub puts Oglethorpe University in the top third of colleges and universities in the country, and top 10 of Georgia, in its annual ranking of nearly 1,000 institutions determining the top-performing schools at the lowest possible costs to undergraduates.
The rankings look at 30 key measures, with the data set grouped into seven categories, including Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing and Career Outcomes. The metrics range from student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance median salary.
Oglethorpe was ranked in the top 7-percent of schools for its Campus Experience. The experience rankings factored in the share of international students, share of freshmen living on-campus, NCAA membership, availability of study-abroad programs, gender and racial diversity, average earnings from on-campus employment, and presence of placement services for graduates.
In a fierce global economy, a college degree can help secure employment and keep you ahead of the competition. And though success ultimately rests on students’ own determination and performance, the quality of the schools they choose can certainly have an impact. However, attending higher education requires more than just the grades to get in.