SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA—Wofford College once again was recognized by The Princeton Review as one of its Best Value Colleges for 2022.
The publication awarded 209 institutions with the designation, which is based on return-on-investment (ROI) ratings. More than 650 colleges and universities were surveyed for the list.
“Wofford’s continued recognition by a prestigious publication like The Princeton Review reinforces our commitment to student success by giving attention to access, quality and emphasizing graduation within four years,” says Dr. Nayef Samhat, Wofford’s president. “Everyone on our campus supports these initiatives while remaining focused on finding new ways to make the student experience at Wofford even better.”
The Princeton Review evaluated more than 40 data points for institutions, including academics, affordability and career preparation. Colleges and universities are not ranked, but the publication does have seven categories of ranked lists. Wofford is No. 14 among the Top 20 Best Alumni Networks for private colleges and universities, up a spot from 2021.
The college excels in career preparation; 98% of graduates have successful career outcomes, which means that they are employed, pursuing postgraduate studies, military service or a volunteer commitment within six months of graduation.
Wofford is one of three South Carolina colleges and universities making the Best Value Colleges for 2022 list.
Wofford is routinely recognized as a best value by other national publications as well, including The New York Times and U.S. News & World Report. Ninety-five percent of the college’s students receive some form of financial assistance. In 2021, the college received a $150 million gift to its endowment from 1959 graduate Jerry Richardson. Need-based scholarships and experiential learning opportunities will receive $110 million of that gift.
Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It offers 27 major fields of study to a student body of 1,775 undergraduates. Nationally known for the strength of its academic program, outstanding faculty, study abroad participation and successful graduates, Wofford is recognized consistently as a “best value” and for its commitment to student success and accessibility for low- and middle-income students. The college community has 12 sororities and fraternities as well as 19 NCAA Division I athletics teams.