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Baldwin Wallace is among the best in the nation in Educate to Career's Best Value rankings, which evaluate colleges for return on investment.

BW Again Ranks Best in Ohio, Top 100 in the Nation in Outcomes-Based Analysis

October 14, 2016

ETC Top 100 Value SchoolsBaldwin Wallace University is once again ranked best in Ohio and 66th among nearly 1,200 colleges nationwide on a list calculating and recognizing college value and return on investment.

In a notice announcing the 2017 Best Value rankings, Educate To Career, Inc. (ETC) College Rankings Index says "We rank colleges based on the added value that they bring to their graduates in terms of the increase in employability and earnings."  

The ETC formula, according to the California-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, enables prospective students and families “to identify schools that provide a quality education with proven career placement records, at the lowest possible cost.” ETC, with data partner Job Search Intelligence (JSI), analyzed data for 1,195 4-year colleges with annual enrollments greater than 1,000 students to produce the current rankings. 

Characteristics of the Top 100

ETC says its outcome-focused methodology "determines the economic value added by each of the colleges ranked within our system" with schools offering "a practical education for a reasonable tuition-rate" among the top 100.

According to ETC, colleges in the top of the Index, like BW, share the following characteristics:

  • A relatively high percentage of graduates will be employed in their field of study.
  • A majority of students will graduate in 4 or 5 years.
  • Earnings of graduates are relatively high.
  • Loan default rates are very low.

Adds to Recent US News Accolades for Affordable Excellence

The ETC distinction comes on the heels of the 23rd straight year that BW has earned top tier placement in "America's Best Colleges” published by  U.S. News & World Report, with additional U.S. News recognition for "Best Value," "Best Undergraduate Teaching" and "Best for Veterans."