For Immediate Release
Date: Aug. 21, 2019
Contact: Tom McGuire, Director of Media Relations
BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is ranked among the nation’s best colleges and universities by both Forbes’ Top Colleges in 2019, which features the top 15 percent of the more than 4,300 degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the U.S, and Money Magazine’s Best Colleges for Your Money in 2019
BU has also been ranked among the Best Regional Universities in the North for 2019 by College Consensus.com.
In Forbes, Bloomsburg is ranked sixth among public institutions in the state of Pennsylvania. The rankings were based on alumni salary; student satisfaction; the percentage of student debt; American leaders; on-time graduation rates and academic success.
The Money Magazine ranking was based on multiple criteria. The criteria include the six-year graduation rates; value-added graduation rate which is the difference between a school’s actual graduation rate and its expected rate, based on the economic and academic profile of the student body; peer quality (measuring the standardized test scores of entering freshman versus accepted students who enroll; and student-faculty ratio. Also, the financial health of the institution and Pell Grant recipients.
College Consensus aggregates all of the reputable rankings and reviews. The site uses published rankings from influential publications like U.S. News & World Report, Wallethub, and The Wall Street Journal, to find the Publisher Rating. Additionally, it also gathers student reviews from legitimate sites like Niche and Cappex to determine an overall Student Review, which gets combined to form the College Consensus score.
For admissions information, visit admissions.bloomu.edu.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,900 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.