Washington Adventist University Ranks Among Best Value Colleges in Maryland

Takoma Park, Md. (February 15, 2016) Washington Adventist University (WAU) was recently named among the Best Value Colleges of Maryland by the Best Value Schools website. The university is ranked 12th, based on graduation rate, net price, acceptance rate and a 20-year return on investment. The ranking was created using data from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator and PayScale.

“Outside of diverse pre-professional and liberal arts and science degree programs well in the double digits, WAU is best known for its prestigious and selective music program,” said author and researcher Iris Stone. “In fact, WAU’s resident orchestra, the New England Youth Orchestra, is one of the most traveled in North America and is endorsed by the Carnegie Scholar’s Program, which pairs top student musicians with professional mentors in NYC.”

The Best Value Colleges rankings help students find schools and degree programs that can provide the most available financial aid and assistance, the greatest support and service, the highest return on investment, and the best overall value.

Washington Adventist University is also ranked among the top 30 “Great Small Schools for a Counseling Degree,” the “Most Affordable Small Schools East of the Mississippi,” the nation’s top 30 “Great Small Colleges for a Teaching Degree” and is 43rd in best regional colleges of the north in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Edition

For more information about Washington Adventist University, go to wau.edu.

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Washington Adventist University is Montgomery County’s only four-year private college. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education, Washington Adventist University has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nation’s capital. Approximately 1,100 students of all faiths participate in the university’s nine graduate and 31 undergraduate programs. The 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north.


Media Contacts:

Angie Crews, 301-891-4134, acrews@wau.edu

Donna Bigler, 240-286-1169, dbigler@wau.edu

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