Three new college rankings list Westmont among the top schools in the nation. For the third straight year, Forbes Magazine has ranked Westmont in the top 100 colleges and universities in its survey, Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Westmont, listed No. 64, is one of only three Christian colleges nationally and just one of nine schools in California. Last year Forbes ranked Westmont No. 74.
Forbes ranked colleges by the median amount of private donations per student over a 10-year period. The 10-year median donation amount from Westmont alumni is more than $8,900. “The idea is that the best colleges are the ones that produce successful people who make enough money during their careers to be charitable and feel compelled to give back to their alma mater,” the article states.
“Westmont educates students who can not only serve in all spheres of society but lead in all spheres of society,” says President Gayle D. Beebe. “We prepare students for rewarding careers as well as rewarding lives. Our alumni have succeeded in almost every field, including business, science and technology, education and art. They’ve gained admission to the nation’s top law and medical schools as well as graduate programs. We appreciate this national recognition of our academic quality.”