Several St. Louis universities are ranked among the best colleges and universities in the country, according to research firm WalletHub.
Saint Louis University, Webster University, Lindenwood University and Washington University all appear in the ranking.
WUSTL came in at No. 29 behind MIT, Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford and No. 4 in the Midwest Region rankings.
“To determine the top-performing schools at the lowest possible costs to undergraduates, our analysts compared nearly 1,000 higher-education institutions in the U.S. across 26 key measures. The data set — grouped into seven categories, such as Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing and Career Outcomes — ranges from student-faculty ratio to graduation rate to post-attendance median salary.
Recognizing the challenge of predicting future outcomes, WalletHub’s Best Colleges ranking also aims to lend insight by analyzing post-attendance metrics — the student-loan default rate and the share of former students outearning high school graduates, for instance — to indicate the value of the education students can expect to receive beyond their undergraduate studies.” — WalletHub
Other Missouri schools included Southeast Missouri State, Truman State, University of Missouri, and Missouri University of Science and Technology.