September 25, 2012
Roberts Ranks Favorably on U.S. News & World Report's Annual List
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Roberts Wesleyan College is one of only three local colleges to move up on U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” list. The college ranked 47th in the 2013 edition’s Regional Universities North category, up 13 spots from last year and 25 spots since 2010.
Senior Vice President for Advancement and External Relations Jack Connell attributes this improvement to the increased quality of Roberts Wesleyan faculty.
“One thing that is driving the needle on quality is the strength of the faculty,” Connell said. “In the past five years, there has been an increase in the number of faculty members with their doctorate degrees, and the college has actively worked to decrease class sizes, with about 61% of classes hosting less than 20 students.”
The more than 1,800 colleges reviewed by U.S. News & World Report are evaluated on up to 16 factors, including graduation rate, financial resources available and the overall reputation of the school. The Regional Universities North rankings include schools from Maryland, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine. Roberts Wesleyan College was one of eight colleges in the Rochester area to be ranked in the report.
About Roberts Wesleyan College:
With an enrollment of nearly 2,000 students and a tradition of excellence since 1866, Roberts Wesleyan College is a leader among liberal arts colleges with a Christian worldview. Roberts offers more than 50 undergraduate programs, as well as graduate programs in education, school psychology, school counseling, health administration, nursing administration, nursing education, social work, counseling in ministry and strategic leadership. Roberts Wesleyan also offers innovative undergraduate degree-completion programs for working adults in health administration, nursing and organizational management.