Saint Vincent College Earns High Marks in College Factual Rankings

Saint Vincent College has garnered a number of high rankings from College Factual, a website designed to help college-bound students identify their best fit in higher education.

In its 2019-20 Best Colleges for the Money ranking, College Factual placed Saint Vincent seventh out of 287 institutions in the Middle Atlantic region, 10th of 111 in the state of Pennsylvania and 51st of 1,483 colleges and universities in the U.S.

“We appreciate the recognition from College Factual,” said Father Paul R. Taylor, O.S.B, president of Saint Vincent College. “Our performance in these rankings demonstrates how we are committed to providing our students with the highest quality education at an affordable cost, while preparing them to lead successful and meaningful lives.”

Also known as the Best Value ranking, it identifies colleges that are offering the best education quality for the best price. College Factual devised the rankings by measuring the total average cost of the degree and comparing the cost of the school to other institutions of similar value. The schools delivering the best educational quality for the lowest price appear at the top of the rankings.

College Factual also released rankings of individual programs of study at each institution. Ranking in the top 10 percent nationally were Saint Vincent College’s programs in biological and biomedical sciences (86 of 1,421), general biology (71 of 1,379), accounting (117 of 1,281) and information systems (78 of 829). Saint Vincent’s communication (265 of 1,210) and engineering (18 of 150) programs were ranked in the top 15 percent nationwide.

College Factual’s rankings by major are determined by how popular the program is, the resources devoted to it within the institution and how well graduates of the program are doing in the workforce.

In addition to College Factual, Saint Vincent College’s quality educational programs have also garnered recognition by U.S. News and World Report (first tier of national liberal arts colleges), Forbes (Grateful Grads), (Top Christian Colleges and Universities in the U.S.) and Washington Monthly (National Liberal Arts Colleges).