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Pillar College Earns Best College Ranking


Photo: Pillar College’s LEAD program

Pillar College has ranked in the top 50 for Best Colleges in New Jersey when compared to 150  institutions of higher learning by Intelligent.com. The ranking highlighted Pillar College, Best for their LEAD (Life-Enhancing Accelerated Degree) program, with an overall rank of #31.

The LEAD program offers students the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree part-time in as little as 18-20 months. It is tailored to adult learners and provides the flexibility needed to juggle full-time work and family responsibilities while simultaneously pursuing an accredited degree program.

“There are many NJ residents who have earned some college credits, however, have not had the opportunity to complete their degree. The LEAD program offers these students the ability to fulfill their dreams,” said Pillar College President Dr. David Schroeder.

Students accepted into the LEAD program can convert their life experiences and prior learning into credits through portfolio assessments. This has the potential to translate into a maximum of 30 credits for “life learning,” plus a savings of one year in tuition and reduced classroom time.

Intelligent.com used a comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and universities throughout the United States. Each school was evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment. 

The 2021 rankings were calculated through a unique scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment and leading third party evaluations. Intelligent.com analyzed 150 schools in New Jersey, on a scale of 0 to 100, with only 50 making it to the final list. The methodology also used an algorithm which collected and analyzed multiple rankings into one score to easily compare each university.

To access the complete ranking, please visit: https://www.intelligent.com/best-colleges-in-new-jersey/

About Pillar College

Pillar College is a comprehensive institution of higher learning, providing a Christ-centered education. Pillar College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and licensed by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and a member of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). Pillar College offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs. Pillar College educates, inspires and equips students for excellent scholarship, service and leadership. Rooted in and committed to Christian faith, Pillar College fosters intellectual, spiritual and social development among its diverse student population. Pillar College has locations in Newark, Somerset, Paterson and Plainfield, New Jersey. Founded in 1908. For more information about Pillar College, visit https://pillar.edu.