Top Christian Colleges in Student Success and Satisfaction

Thomas Aquinas College

Thomas Aquinas College

Student Success and Satisfaction is the second of the four categories in “Top Christian Colleges in Student Success and Satisfaction”  that are calculated as a part of the overall Faith on View Christian College Rankings. Prestige was the first. This category calculates student retention, graduation, and giving rates to assess both how successful students are in pursuing their degrees and their long term satisfaction with their college experiences. As apposed to the prestige rankings in this category one begins to see the successes of lesser known, even little known, schools that are really succeeding in these categories.

There are ten institutions that have ranked in the top 20 of both categories published so far: 

Pepperdine University, Wheaton College, Calvin College, Thomas Aquinas College, Westmont College, Providence College, Hope College, Gordon College, Taylor University, and Whitworth University


Top 20 Christian Colleges by Student Success and Satisfaction
Rank     Score     College                                                  Location                        Undergrad Enrollment (Total)
1.100Thomas Aquinas CollegeSanta Paula, CA358
2.93Wheaton CollegeWheaton, IL2433 (3069)
3.90Gutenberg CollegeEugene, OR25
4.82Christendom CollegeFront Royal, VA388 (388+)
5.80Calvin CollegeGrand Rapids, MI3873 (3976)
5.80Hope CollegeHolland, MI3249
5.80Providence CollegeProvidence, RI4174 (4769)
5.80Taylor UniversityUpland, IN2286 (2422)
9.79Westmont CollegeSanta Barbara, CA1337 (1341)
10.76Goshen CollegeGoshen, IN893 (945)
11.74Belmont UniversityNashville, TN5004 (6395)
12.73Dordt CollegeSioux Center, IA1396 (1407)
12.73Virginia University of LynchburgLynchburg, VA538 (597)
14.72Messiah CollegeMechanicsburg, PA2805 (2976)
15.71Gordon CollegeWenham, MA1573 (1898)
15.71Houghton CollegeHoughton, NY1268 (1287)
15.71Whitworth UniversitySpokane, WA2248 (2506)
18.70Bethel UniversitySaint Paul, MN3484 (4364)
18.70Eastern Mennonite UniversityHarrisonburg, VA1062 (1521)
18.70Mount St. Mary’s UniversityEmmitsburg, MD1700 (2305)
18.70Pepperdine UniversityMalibu, CA3474 (7539)


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Rondall Reynoso

Rondall is an artist, scholar, and speaker. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. He holds an MFA in Painting and an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and is completing a Ph.D. in Art History and Aesthetics from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

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