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The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings consider student input and graduate outcomes. 

BW ranked among the best in innovative national rankings

November 27, 2017

Baldwin Wallace University Welcome CenterBW is featured among the top third of more than 1,000 public and private schools from coast to coast, regardless of region or size, in the Wall Street Journal/Time Higher Education (WSJ/THE) U.S. College Rankings for 2018.

The WSJ/THE rankings, which combine 15 individual metrics, including "the voices of students drawn from an annual survey," were launched last year with the promise of providing rankings that reward colleges "for providing an enriching learning environment" instead of overemphasizing selectivity and wealth.

Rewarding colleges "for educating students better"

"Rather than using metrics that reward colleges for raising barriers to entry, Times Higher Education, in partnership with The Wall Street Journal, developed a ranking that recognizes the value of schools that knock those barriers down," writes Phil Baty, editorial director of THE's Global Rankings. "We created a ranking that rewards colleges for educating students better."

The methodology includes "pioneering value-added elements on graduate outcomes" and a survey of more than 100,000 students each year to "get to the heart of what great teaching actually is."

Consistently among the best

BW also currently appears on "Top College" lists published by Forbes, Money Magazine, The Princeton Review and U.S. News, just to name a few of the more prominent rankings.