Walsh University Recognized as One of Ohio’s Best Colleges


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Walsh University has been recognized as one of Ohio’s Best Colleges for 2015 by Walsh ranked number 19 in the list of Ohio’s top 50 colleges and is the highest ranked university in Stark County. Click here for the full list. 

The online higher education experts reviewed more than 130, four-year schools in the Buckeye State, and after taking into account key performance indicators such as enrollment, retention, graduation and loan default rates, Walsh University rose to the top.

In total, 50 schools are ranked — the top 25 colleges and universities for four-year degree programs and the top 25 for two-year degree programs. According to BestColleges, the site's heavily data-focused approach to rankings methodology makes for a unique, even surprising list. Mainstream rankings and the 'expert opinions' that often skew their results were disregarded. Every accredited school in the state was considered and weighed by four performance indicators: acceptance, retention, graduation and student loan default rates.

"The idea is to connect students in Ohio to the schools in their area with the highest rates of student success, not just those with the biggest names" said the editor in chief of, Ryan Gleason.

In addition to rankings, the site hosts a collection of useful resources for prospective Ohio students, including a guide to establishing residency, financing their degree and a breakdown of the differences between two and four-year colleges in the state. was founded in 2012 with the mission of helping prospective students find the college that best meets their needs. Visitors to can find the tools and resources to succeed throughout their higher education career. Those in the college planning stage can take advantage of college rankings, a searchable database of schools, and financial planning guides.