College of Wooster ranks among top schools in Ohio and the nation by Niche

College of Wooster campus in the fall with students in front of Kauke

The College of Wooster is among the top colleges and universities in Ohio and the nation in academics, diversity, and professors, according to Niche.com’s 2024 rankings. Niche ranks colleges and universities based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education and National Science Foundation, and millions of reviews and survey responses from students and alumni. Wooster received A ratings in academics and diversity and an A- overall and in Colleges with the Best Professors.

The College also earned several top five rankings for Ohio colleges and universities. In Ohio, Wooster ranked No. 2 in Most Diverse Colleges, No. 3 in both Best Small Colleges and Best Liberal Arts Colleges, and No. 5 in Top Private Universities. Overall, Wooster was No. 52 out of 309 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in America and No. 75 out of 968 Best Small Colleges in America.

Like many liberal arts college graduates in America, Wooster alumni reported higher earnings compared to other college and university alumni six years after graduation. Data showed that Wooster graduates’ median earnings were $46,300 compared to $33,028 for the national median earnings.

According to Stacker, an online newswire service that compiled data from the 2024 Niche rankings for Ohio’s private colleges, “Private and public schools play important roles in the postsecondary landscape, offering top-tier education and valuable opportunities outside the classroom. But some characteristics of private institutions—namely size, reputation, and flexibility—make them more appealing to prospective students.”

In a Niche review, a Wooster graduate said, “I loved my time at Wooster. Came for the financial aid, stayed for the community, opportunities for research, individualized learning, funding and mentorship for internships, and relationships. The College not only prepared me for my career, but also helped me build relationships and community that I still have today.”

Posted in News on July 9, 2024.