July 16, 2015
Susquehanna University appears on Money magazine's 2015 "Best Colleges" list. The magazine's stated goal was to determine which of the country's roughly 1,500 four-year colleges and universities "deliver the most value-that is, a great education, at an affordable price, that helps students launch promising careers."
Susquehanna was awarded a B+ value-added grade, which took into account a college's six-year graduation rate; the net price of a degree, which is the estimated amount that a student will pay after financial aid is subtracted; the amount of student and parent loans; and estimated earnings of a college's graduates, among other criteria. See Susquehanna's full profile here.
"Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions a student and their family will make," said Madeleine Rhyneer, vice president for enrollment and marketing at Susquehanna University. "We are pleased that Money magazine recognized the value-added dimension of a Susquehanna education. Students get an outstanding arts and sciences education, they have professors who are also mentors, and they get real-world, professional experience like internships and research that set them up for lifelong personal and professional success."
After screening out schools with low graduation rates and those facing financial difficulties, Money ranked the remaining 736 colleges on 21 factors in three equally weighted categories: educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings.
Along with the list, Money has an interactive tool on its website to help students identify colleges that are a good fit based on their individual criteria.