June 25, 2018
Susquehanna University was named among the top 35 colleges in the state whose graduates have the highest median annual earnings 10 years after enrollment.
Susquehanna was ranked No. 25 on the list, with graduates earning a median income of $52,500 annually 10 years after beginning their college career.
The list was published recently by the Harrisburg Patriot News using data from the College Scorecard, a U.S. Department of Education website. It provides a variety of data about colleges and universities, including the median annual earnings of graduates 10 years after college enrollment, the average net cost to attend and other helpful information.
"The College Scorecard helps families decipher some commonly held misconceptions about 'sticker price' versus actual college cost," said Madeleine Rhyneer, vice president of enrollment and student financial services at Susquehanna. "These numbers illustrate what we mean when we talk about value. A college education is one of the most important investments a student and their family will make. Fortunately, data-based tools such as College Scorecard can help families get the most bang for their buck."
In addition to earnings, the average net cost for a student to attend Susquehanna per year is $25,506—$3,720 less than the average cost to attend Penn State, which is $29,226. The University of Pittsburgh's average net cost—$27,917—is also higher than Susquehanna's.
However, graduates from Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh earn less 10 years after enrollment—$48,500 and $50,700 respectively.