Included in 2019 list of ‘200 Schools with Exceptional ROI’
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College again has been included among the nation’s best colleges for students receiving a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review.
The education services company profiles Wofford in the just-published 2019 edition of its annual guide, “The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment.”
Information on the book, its institutional profiles and its seven categories of ranking lists is accessible for free on The Princeton Review’s website at https://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/best-value-colleges/.
“Wofford continues to be among the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country on the key issues that most concern families regarding higher education – access, diversity, quality and completion,” Wofford President Nayef H. Samhat says. “Being included in this publication of The Princeton Review, a very prestigious name in education, shows how much we at Wofford value providing an excellent education that is affordable.”
Wofford consistently is named in other national college guides and publications as being a best value in higher education, including The New York Times, which has ranked the college as the top South Carolina institution that is doing the most for low-income students.
“Our extraordinary and transformational educational experience is accessible and socio-economically diverse, and we graduate superior students on time,” Samhat adds.
The guide notes that at Wofford, more than 90 percent of the student body receives some form a financial assistance. Wofford awards more than $55 million in scholarships and grants.
Based on current student interviews, the guide also says this about Wofford’s career preparation services for students:
“Undergrads at Wofford feel that the college provides them with ‘many opportunities to pursue [their] career goals.’ For starters, it does a great job ‘keep[ing] students extremely connected to alumni.’ Ultimately, this provides tremendous ‘help [when it comes to] job searches and internships.’ At Wofford’s amazing The Space (in the) Mungo Center, a full-service office for both professional development and entrepreneurship, undergrads can jump-start on their interview prep, networking, and resume writing skills. The career counselors here provide students with actionable job search strategies that make landing that first gig surprisingly easy. The average starting salary for recent Wofford graduates is $48,800, according to PayScale.com.”
Curt McPhail, executive director of The Space in the Mungo Center, says, “Wofford teaches students critical thinking and communications skills, then empowers them with opportunities for real-world experience, building on their liberal arts education. It’s what employers need and what graduate schools want. A Wofford graduate is prepared for what’s next.”
The publication also ranked Wofford #25 “Best Alumni Network” colleges of the 200 institutions included in the guide. The ranking is based on the student rankings of alumni activity and visibility on campus.
Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located
in Spartanburg, S.C. It offers 26 major fields of study to a student body of 1,690 undergraduates. Nationally known for its strong academic program, outstanding faculty, study abroad participation and successful graduates, Wofford is recognized consistently as a “best value college” and is among the New York Times’ “Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream,” a ranking based on accessibility for low- and middle-income students. The college community enjoys Greek Life as well as 19 NCAA Division I athletics teams.