The partnership between Westford University College (Westford) and the Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM) represents a significant collaboration in the field of higher education.
The Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM) has received a prestigious 5-star rating from Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a renowned company specializing in the evaluation of higher education institutions globally. This rating signifies a significant improvement in UCAM’s position and recognizes the university’s outstanding performance in various categories. The award will be presented at the QS Higher Education Summit Americas, to be held in Santo Domingo on 13 September, and will be collected by María Dolores García, UCAM President.
UCAM excels in its teaching model, inclusivity, internationalization, online education, and commitment to its students, earning a high employability score. Only seven Spanish universities have achieved this top QS rating, placing UCAM among them. One standout category is “Teaching,” where UCAM received high student satisfaction ratings, endorsing its excellence in education. UCAM’s educational model emphasizes individualized attention, small group settings, and academic and personal tutoring, resulting in an impressive 87% graduate employability rate.
The university also received 5 Stars for its commitment to the academic community, with accolades for the availability and up-to-date knowledge of its teaching staff and their active involvement in projects.
UCAM’s dedication to inclusivity is also recognized, as QS assessed areas such as accessibility, scholarships, funds for the community, and campus diversity. UCAM’s internationalization efforts are evident through its diverse student body, with representation from 125 countries. This international focus earned UCAM top ratings in diversity, international student support, collaborations, and exchanges. Furthermore, UCAM’s online education offerings received 5 Stars, catering to individuals seeking to balance their studies with work and family commitments.
These achievements align with UCAM’s recognition in the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking 2023 for “Quality Education” and other rankings like those from the IUNE Observatory and CYD, highlighting the university’s high graduation rates, strong employability, and close ties to the business world. UCAM’s commitment to excellence, inclusivity, and internationalization solidifies its reputation as a top-notch educational institution.