Personal finance website WalletHub puts Oglethorpe University in the top third of colleges and universities in the country, and top seven of Georgia, in its 2020 ranking of approximately 1,000 institutions to “determine the top-performing schools at the lowest possible costs to undergraduates.”
The annual 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.
WalletHub also considers post-graduation metrics to determine the value of the education students can expect beyond their undergraduate studies.
Perhaps most notably, Oglethorpe was ranked in the top four percent of U.S. schools in ‘Campus Experience’. The experience rankings factor in the share of international students, gender and racial diversity, share of freshmen living on-campus, campus housing, NCAA membership, availability of study abroad programs, average earnings from on-campus employment, and presence of placement services for graduates.
Oct 21, 2019Adam McCann, Financial Writer 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.