March 29, 2016
Forbes business magazine named Susquehanna University one of America's 300 Best Value Colleges, in a report released March 29.
The ranking is "an analysis of the brainiest research universities and leading liberal arts schools, both public and private, that are well worth the investment," according to Forbes.com. The ranking is based on tuition costs, school quality, graduation success and postgraduate earnings.
"Financing college is one of the most important investments a family will make, so I am delighted that Forbes has recognized Susquehanna's exceptional educational value," said Madeleine Rhyneer, vice president for enrollment and marketing.
"Ninety percent of our students have a professional internship, practicum or research experience, which is a tangible benefit that gets them job or graduate school-ready," she said. "That's in addition to the higher-order thinking skills and 21st-century competencies of critical thinking, writing, teamwork and communication skills that employers and graduate schools are seeking."
To help families discern what schools offer the best value for the dollar, Forbes partnered with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. The center gathered data in five general categories using these weights and formula: quality (35%) + drop-out risk (15%) + graduation time (15%) + alumni salaries (25%) + alumni skills (10%) / gross tuition and fees.
For the list of colleges and a detailed methodology, go here.