Western New England University Ranks
Near Top of “Best Value” Colleges
BY JUDY CURRAN
Western New England University is ranked in the top 3 per-
cent of colleges and universities among the top 1,275 public
and private institutions reviewed in the United States by
magazine. The rankings analyzed which institu-
tions offered the “best value” for the education received.
This new ranking formula utilizes data from the national Col-
lege Scorecard released by the U.S. Department of Educa-
tion in September 2015, and factors in how much college
students are projected to earn after graduating versus what
they actually earn.
results showed a predicted salary for un-
dergraduates from Western New England University of
$47,947 while the reported salary 10 years after enrolling
was $55,100. Western New England University over-per-
formed by $7,153 in predicted annual salary.
The data in
ranking is also consistent with
findings recently published by the Brookings Metropolitan
Policy Program, a larger and broader study, in which West-
ern New England University is ranked in the top 17 percent
of nearly 8,000 college and universities in the United States.
There are 114 colleges and universities in the Common-
wealth of Massachusetts.
report placed six
institutions from Massachusetts in the top 3 percent
of “best value” universities, including Harvard University,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Western
New England University.
AMONG THE TOP 30
TO VISIT IN THE FALL!
Western New England University was
recognized by onlineschoolcenter.com.
We ranked No. 11 nationwide!
Partnership with Monson
Public Schools Prepares
Students for College
Western New England University has entered into a
unique partnership with Granite Valley Middle
School in Monson, MA. The partnership is designed
to create opportunities to familiarize and motivate
students to prepare for college much earlier, and
help them set appropriate goals for high school.
“Students often wait until junior or senior year in
high school to begin thinking about college, and that
can be too late,” explained Bryan Gross, Western New
England University vice president for enrollment
management. “Through this partnership, we will be
helping more students reach their full potential by the
time they graduate from high school.”
Monson School Superintendent Cheryl Clarke and President
Anthony S. Caprio.
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