BU Ranked Sixth by Money Magazine

For Immediate Release 
Date: Sept. 7, 2020
Contact: Tom McGuire, Director of Communications/Media Relations


Bloomsburg University Ranked Sixth by Money Magazine


BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is ranked number six in Money Magazine's 2020 rankings of public universities in Pennsylvania. Bloomsburg University is also ranked 32nd among all colleges and universities in Pennsylvania.

“This latest ranking by Money Magazine is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff,” said BU President Bashar Hanna. “The credit goes to them, and most importantly, to our high-achieving students who are determined to succeed even more.”

The magazine’s seventh annual “Best Colleges for Your Money,” assessed more than 700 four-year colleges. The rankings combine the most accurate pricing estimates available with indicators of alumni financial success, along with a unique analysis of how much value a college adds when compared to other schools that take in similar students.

Money Magazine estimates a college’s “value –add” by calculating its performance on important measures such as graduation rates, student loan repayment and default rates, and post-graduation earnings, after adjusting for the types of students it admits. This analysis gives students and parents an indication of which colleges will provide real value for their tuition dollars, rather than simply rewarding colleges that admit the highest-performing students. This year, given the economic outlook, they’ve increased the emphasis on affordability. Affordability now accounts for 40 percent of the ranking, while quality of education and outcomes each account for 30 percent.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. We believe opportunity belongs to those who are ready to work for it and unafraid to do something great with it. But it’s not just for us. As a Husky, every step you take pulls the whole pack forward. Serving approximately 8,200 students, BU offers comprehensive programs of study in five distinct colleges: College of Education, Zeigler College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Technology, and Honors College.