U.S. News & World Report
Westmont jumped 16 spots in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Colleges national liberal arts rankings — the college’s largest rise since 2010. For the 19th straight year, Westmont, ranked at No. 107 (tied), is the number one Christian liberal arts college in the Western U.S. and remains one of the top 10 liberal arts colleges in California.
BEST UNIVERSITIES FOR A BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Payscale's Best Universities For a Bachelor’s Degree ranks Westmont at No. 115 (for all alumni), more than 160 spots ahead of any other Christian liberal arts college in the country. Westmont is ranked No. 19 for Best Religious Schools by Salary Potential (for all alumni) and No.31 for Best Liberal Arts Colleges by Salary Potential (for all alumni).
The latest Payscale College Salary Report shows Westmont graduates (all alumni) in the top 7% for all 1,560 bachelor-degree institutions in the U.S. in mid-career salaries (median after 10+ years of experience), earning an average salary of $144,100. Westmont graduates who only earn a bachelor’s degree are in the top 9% of mid-career earnings with an average salary of $133,600.
Best College Towns
WorldAtlas ranked Santa Barbara as No. 3 in its Best College Towns In Southern California. “California consistently ranks as the top state to live in and competes among the best places in the country to attend college. SoCal towns boast programs in all disciplines like engineering, business, and liberal arts. These towns combine academic excellence with a fulfilling life to relax in between, setting you up for a real payoff.”
Westmont is among the 2023 Best Colleges: Region by Region. Westmont is one of just 126 colleges in the "Best Western” section, just 23 percent of the nation's four-year colleges. "We salute these colleges in five zones that we consider academically outstanding and well worth consideration in your college search."