Grove City College is a ‘hidden gem’

GROVE CITY – Grove City College is a “hidden gem” that shines brightly in teacher education, according to College Raptor.

The online college planning forum identified the college as its top-rated 2020 “Hidden Gem College for Teaching” and one of just three Pennsylvania schools singled out as “Hidden Gems in the Northeast.” The distinctions identify Grove City College as one of the best colleges in the country, according to College Raptor.

In selecting hidden gems, College Raptor first looks to schools that receive fewer than 5,000 applications and have fewer than 7,000 undergraduate students. Their methodology includes a combination of factors, including graduation rates, campus diversity, endowment per student, and other key metrics as reported via the National Center for Education statistics for the most recently available enrollment year.

Grove City College’s department of education offers strong degree programs with over 20 diverse majors in the field spanning early childhood to secondary education. It has historically produced great teachers who work in public, private and home schools. Last year, the college was selected as a college of distinction for teaching.

 Westminster makes top liberal arts college list

NEW WILMINGTON – Westminster College has one again been named to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2020, recognizing the western Pennsylvania liberal arts institution as one of the best colleges nationwide.

Westminster has been listed annually since the 2016 inception of the ranking, which puts student success and learning at the forefront.

The ranking includes the results of the Times Higher Education U.S. Student Survey, which examines a range of key issues including students’ engagement with their studies, their interaction with their teachers and their satisfaction with their experience.

Of the four key areas examined — resources, engagement, outcomes and environment — Westminster scored the strongest in the resources pillar, which represents 30 percent of the overall ranking.

In this category, in WSJ/THE rated Westminster’s capacity to effectively deliver teaching by examining costs per student, student-to-faculty ratio and the number of academic research papers published by faculty members.