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Widener ranks high for salary potential in Pennsylvania

New PayScale ranking

PayScale ranked Widener for salary potential, meaningful employment

Widener University was recently recognized because of its graduates’ earning success.

PayScale.com ranked Widener 28th on its list of  Best Colleges in Pennsylvania by Salary Potential. The ranking puts Widener in the top third of the more than 100 ranked colleges for salaries earned, both for people with bachelor’s degrees and all alumni. Moreover, PayScale noted 61 percent of all alumni said their work makes the world a better place, a response that puts Widener among the top schools for meaningful employment.

The rankings come in addition to PayScale already placing Widener in the top 25 percent of more than 1,500 colleges and universities nationally, based on median salaries of alumni.

“These results underscore the important message we share with prospective students: Widener is a smart investment,” President Dr. Julie E. Wollman said. “Our innovative, experiential approach to learning – through internships, co-ops, and collaboration on faculty research projects – prepares students for successful employment. Those experiences, coupled with skills like leadership, critical analysis, problem solving, and collaboration, put them on the path to success. It is gratifying to see our graduates use their education for fulfilling work.”

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener comprises seven schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Visit the university website, http://www.widener.edu/

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