Johnson College has joined the rankings of premiere technical education this morning by being ranked #10 on Forbes Top 25 Two-Year Trade Schools. Of 700 schools considered, Johnson College was recognized as one of the most prominent when it comes to “high-earning alumni, stand-out graduation and retention rates, and respectable debt repayment scores,” according to Forbes. The list of schools highlights industry that seeks a skilled workforce, education that is affordable and accessible. The list was based on IPEDS, College Score Card, and Pay Scale data. The methodology of the list is guided by the question, “What should a high school senior be looking for in higher education?” and according to Forbes, it is “a gateway to a great career.”
Katie Leonard, President & CEO of Johnson College released the following statement:
“I’m so proud that our college is recognized in this way. It speaks to the quality of the student experience our faculty and staff create for our students and demonstrates the value of a real hands-on education. Other schools say they offer this but we live it, it is who we are. It also highlights our hard working, highly skilled alumni; they are the heart of the nation’s workforce.”
As one of the most well-known sources for these types of lists, Forbes recognizes that the American workforce has a skills gap and wants to highlight institutions that are contributing to the future of skilled trades. Of the top 25, Johnson College is one of only four private institutions. The closest in the Pennsylvania region ranks #9 and is located in Lancaster, PA. The list ranks based on post-grad success, affordability, completion success, and student experience.
President Leonard is excited about how this ranking can further Johnson College’s reputation as the best technical school in NEPA, “We are educating the future workforce for high demand, well-paying careers. They attend for two years or less and graduate with less debt and a great job with significant growth potential. They earn valuable credentials that no one can take away from them and acquire a skill set they have for life.”