Claremont, Calif. (October 1, 2021)—The new 2022 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College (WSJ/THE) rankings named Pitzer College #29 among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the US. Pitzer ranked #15 out of 120 institutions in the West and #88 overall.
The WSJ/THE rankings use 15 individual performance metrics grouped into four pillars: Resources, Engagement, Outcomes, and Environment. The rankings are designed to emphasize graduate success and student learning.
Pitzer scored in the top 10 percent for finance per student (95.3) in the Resources pillar and graduation rate (91) in the Outcomes pillar. The College’s average need-based financial aid package, which includes grant, work-study, and loan funds, is more than $43,000 for full-time students. Pitzer’s average six-year graduation rate since 2016 is 85 percent.
The WSJ/THE data sources include the Times Higher Education U.S. Student Survey and THE Academic Reputation Survey, along with public data from Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDs) and the College Scorecard.
Earlier this month, U.S. News and World Report ranked Pitzer #35 for Best Liberal Arts Colleges and counted it among the best colleges in the country for Campus Ethnic Diversity, Least Debt, and Most Innovative Schools.