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Sept. 29, 2016 - King’s College earned high marks for student satisfaction and career preparation in the inaugural college rankings released by “The Wall Street Journal.”

King’s was the highest rated Wyoming Valley higher learning institution at 423rd among all United States colleges and universities. 

According to “The Wall Street Journal,” the rankings offer students an invaluable guide because it places more weight on the students’ postgraduate success and their own opinions about the quality of their education instead of the more conventional emphasis on such measures as average SAT scores of incoming freshmen or the overall acceptance rate.

The rankings are based on 15 factors across four categories: Forty percent of each school’s overall score comes from student outcomes, including how they fare after leaving campus, 30% from the school’s resources, 20% from how well it engages its students and 10% from the learning environment, or diversity.

In addition to the overall rankings, King’s fared well in survey results of 100,000 college students in areas related to student satisfaction.  In response to the question “do you think this education will prepare you for your career?” King’s received a score of 8.49 on a scale of 10.  King’s received a score of 8.2 in response to the “if you could start over, would you still choose this college” question and received a score of 7.99 in response to the “do you think your college will be worth what you and your family will be paying” question.

King’s has also earned a place for eight consecutive years on an exclusive list of “Best American Colleges” compiled for “Forbes” magazine by The Center for College Affordability and Productivity based on multiple factors related to success after graduation, affordability, student satisfaction, and student and faculty achievement.