Grove City College is exceeding expectations, according to Christian Universities Online, which ranked the College number four on its list of top colleges that surpass benchmarks for success. The College improved its standing from last year, when it was number 14 on the list.
The website’s “Top 50 Christian Colleges and Universities Exceeding Expectations 2017” list highlights “schools which have proven to go above and beyond when it comes to students’ academic achievements.” The key factor, Christian Universities Online determined, was expected vs. actual graduation rates. Schools on the list significantly surpassed their predicted graduation rates.
Grove City College’s 83 percent graduation rate is nearly 10 percent higher than its predicted rate.
The Christian Universities Online ranking is just the latest third-party endorsement of Grove City College’s one-of-a-kind approach to higher education. The College is nationally recognized by leading college evaluators like The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report along with dozens of other, more specialized rankings.
Despite a record of academic achievement and proven graduate outcomes, the U.S. Department of Education refuses to recognize Grove City College on the College Scorecard, its national database of colleges and universities, because of the College’s steadfast commitment to independence, which includes a rejection of any federal aid, including student loans and grants, and regulation that undermines its institutional autonomy and academic freedom.
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