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Western New England University Named to Top Tier in its Class and Best in Value

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 - 4:04 PM Arts and Sciences , All News , Business , Engineering

Western New England University has again been ranked among the “Best Value” colleges by U.S. News & World Report’s guidebook, North Region. This calculation incorporates the quality of the University’s academic programs and the net cost of attendance. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the value of the educational experience.

The U.S. News & World Report’s guidebook also named Western New England University to its “Best in Undergraduate Engineering” list, a category encompassing college engineering programs nationwide which focus primarily on undergraduate education. “It is gratifying to know that others in our region and across the country recognize Western New England University’s excellence in providing integrated liberal and professional learning,” says Dr. Anthony S. Caprio, University president.

In a survey of all Class of 2016 University graduates, 90% were employed or offered employment within six months of graduation. The College of Engineering Class of 2016 saw 97% employed within six months. Many of the other students were enrolled in graduate schools.

Many students are attracted to Western New England University’s Merit Scholarship program, which rewards previous academic performance. Merit Scholarships will again increase for the fall 2018 academic year up to $21,000 annually, as well as the need-based grants. The University is also expanding its Business Impact Scholarship to include Tolland and Hartford counties in Connecticut after receiving positive feedback from local school counselors from Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester counties in year one of this program designed to attract top business entrepreneurs from the region to study in western Massachusetts.

“We are so very proud of the many accomplishments of our students. One needs only to step foot on our campus to witness the incredible, hands-on work our students are doing and see how it is paying off,” remarked Bryan Gross, vice president for enrollment management and marketing for Western New England University. “From building Baja cars in our mechanical engineering labs to gaining certification in analyzing “big data” to participating in our improvisational comedy troupe, our students are learning through real life experience and having fun while doing it.”

Western New England University recently announced a second consecutive year of enrollment growth in its recruitment efforts, as the student population at the University continues to increase. Classes began with the largest total undergraduate population in University history, fueled by the largest number of applications, and the second largest incoming class of new students.