Saint Vincent College ranked as the top Benedictine college in the country, and in the top seven among Catholic colleges nationwide, in study.com’s 2019 ranking of the Top Christian Colleges and Universities in the United States. Saint Vincent placed 15th overall, and third in the state of Pennsylvania, among all Christian colleges.
Saint Vincent was ranked 11th out of 62 colleges overall in Pennsylvania, and third among schools in the western portion of the state, including both private and public institutions. Saint Vincent scored exceptionally well in campus experience, ranking in the 96th percentile nationally, while it also ranked in the top quartile in both faculty resources and educational outcomes. Along with campus experience, faculty resources and educational outcomes, the WalletHub rankings also take into account factors including student selectivity, cost and financing and career outcomes. For more information on WalletHub’s 2019 Ranking of Colleges and Universities, visit https://wallethub.com/edu/college-rankings/40750/.
In its 2019-20 Best Colleges for the Money ranking, College Factual placed Saint Vincent seventh out of 287 institutions in the Middle Atlantic region, 10th of 111 in the state of Pennsylvania and 51st of 1,483 colleges and universities in the U.S. Also known as the Best Value ranking, it identifies colleges that are offering the best education quality for the best price. The schools delivering the best educational quality for the lowest price appear at the top of the rankings. See www.collegefactual.com for more information.
U.S. News and World Report
For the ninth consecutive year, Saint Vincent College has been ranked in the first tier of National Liberal Arts Colleges in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Guidebook. See www.usnews.com/colleges for more information.
The Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence (MSMOE) program in the McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government has regularly received high ranks. In 2019, the MSMOE program was listed by the magazine as one of the Top 20 Best Only Master’s in Management Programs in the U.S. and one of the 25 Best Value Master’s in Management Programs in the country. In 2020, US News placed SVC’s MSMOE program among the top third of Best Online Master’s Business Programs (non-MBA) in the U.S., including the fifth-best in the state of Pennsylvania and the ninth-best among Catholic institutions nationally.
U. S. Department of Education's College Scorecard
SVC received high nationwide rankings in the following categories:
- 71% graduation rate, nearly twice the national average of 42%
- 84% of freshmen return for their sophomore year (national average: 68%)
- 78% of graduates are paying down their debt (national average: 46%)
- Average salary for graduates: $47,600 (national median: $34,100)
When compared with a group of 30 peer schools, Saint Vincent graduates’ earnings ranked in the top quarter. Our costs were in the lowest five, while our retention was third-highest
The criminology, law and society program at Saint Vincent College has been ranked among the best criminology bachelor’s program in the U.S. by www.gradreports.com. Saint Vincent was one of just two Pennsylvania schools included in the top 25, and one of just four Catholic institutions listed. The 2020 rankings took into account tuition and graduates’ median salaries and debt.
In its 2019 ranking of America’s Top Colleges, Forbes business magazine again listed Saint Vincent College, also placing it No. 133 in Grateful Grads, an ROI measure based on the concept that the best colleges produce successful people who make enough money in their careers to be charitable and give back to their alma mater.
Saint Vincent College was ranked on Washington Monthly’s national list of best Liberal Arts Colleges based on social mobility, research and service, as well as listed in its “Best Bang for the Buck” in the Northeast, in the publication’s 2018 rankings.
Is College Worth It?
In this publication by New York Times best-selling author William J. Bennett and David Wilezol, Saint Vincent is identified as one of only 43 “Schools Worth Attending,” and is the only Catholic college and the only Pennsylvania college among the private schools listed.