July 26, 2017
Susquehanna University appears on Money magazine's 2017 "Best Colleges for Your Money" list. This year, the magazine measured how many low-income students schools propelled into the upper middle class over the past 20 years—pointing to colleges that help change the trajectory of students' lives.
Susquehanna was recognized recently for the value it provides to its students. This spring, Forbes business magazine named Susquehanna one of America's 300 Best Value Colleges.
Susquehanna's recognition in Money is based on our 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 value-added graduation rate, which is the difference between a school's actual graduation rate and its expected rate; the amount of student and parent loans; and estimated earnings of a college's graduates, among other criteria. See Susquehanna's full profile here.
New in 2017, Money included data provided by the Equality of Opportunity Project that reveals the percentage of students each school moved from low-income backgrounds to upper-middle class jobs by the time the student is 34 years old.
"Our students achieve great success due to relevant academic programs, exceptional professors who are also mentors, and through real-world, professional internships and research experiences. They are equipped with the critical skills that make them valuable employees and leaders in today's global workforce," said Madeleine Rhyneer, vice president for enrollment and marketing at Susquehanna University. "We are pleased that an independent organization like Money magazine recognizes the value of a Susquehanna education."
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.
View the full methodology here.