Westminster Ranks in Missouri’s Top 5 for Graduates Starting Salaries
A national financial technology company has ranked Westminster College in Missouri’s Top Five for students looking for a college where graduates receive high starting salaries.
“Our promise to Westminster graduates is to help them earn a degree that will enable them to change the world,” says Westminster President Dr. Benjamin Ola Akande. “Our graduates leave here fully prepared to be the leaders of tomorrow, and I am pleased this recent national ranking confirms we are successful at making them successful.”
SmartAsset ranked the colleges where graduates have the highest starting salaries and Westminster ranked 4th in the state of Missouri in a recent study.
“Westminster College graduates have an average starting salary of $47,500, compared to a state average of $40,332, placing them number 4 in Missouri and 207 out of 1,022 schools nationally,” said SmartAsset Managing Editor and VP of Content Strategy, AJ Smith.
The ranking could be seen as a draw by potential students who know they will be making a significant investment in their college education.
“With the understanding that college can be very expensive, we wanted to make sure we included starting salary as a factor because of the immediate return on investment that it can provide a graduate.” Smith said.
Other data reveals that ninety-six percent of Westminster graduates start their first job or enroll in graduate or professional schools within six months of graduation.
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SmartAsset’s rankings were included alongside scholarships and grants, tuition, living costs, and retention rate as part of SmartAsset’s broader study on the colleges providing the best value.
For more information on the study please visit: https://smartasset.com/student-loans/student-loan-calculator#missouri/salary
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