Wagner College was one of only 50 colleges throughout the country that was included in a highly exclusive new guide to best-value schools published by Princeton Review, “Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom,” which was released in September.
Out of several hundred colleges the Princeton Review considered for this book, the 50 schools that made the cut comprise only about 2 percent of the nation’s approximately 2,600 four-year colleges. The selection process factored in data from the company’s surveys of administrators at hundreds of universities between 2013 and 2015 and of 18,000 students attending the schools. The Princeton Review also conducted 200 interviews with current faculty, administrators and alumni of schools in making its choices of the final 50 colleges featured in the book.
Specifically, the Princeton Review editors weighed information about the colleges’ career center services, internship, externship, cooperative learning and collaborative research opportunities, and student engagement in community service and study abroad programs.
“Simply put, Wagner and the other colleges we chose for this book are stellar at putting the ‘hire’ in ‘higher education,’ ” said Robert Franek, author of the book with the Princeton Review staff. “We commend these schools for the extraordinary opportunities they are giving their students for practical, hands-on learning that complements their academic experiences.”