September 15, 2020

Susquehanna University has been ranked among more than 700 four-year colleges in Money magazine’s 2020 “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

Susquehanna is ranked in the top 35% of the 70 Pennsylvania colleges named to the national list.

Money magazine evaluates data on educational quality, affordability and student outcomes.

The ranking analyzes the nation’s best-performing colleges to help students and families understand the value they deliver — a quality education at an affordable price that helps graduates launch promising careers.

Money’s rankings combine the most accurate pricing estimates available with indicators of alumni financial success, along with an analysis of how much value a college adds when compared to other schools with similar students.

After screening out schools with low graduation rates and those facing financial difficulties, Money ranked the remaining 739 colleges on 26 factors in three equally weighted categories: educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings.

Susquehanna’s recognition is based on its 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 the borrower’s ability to repay; and estimated earnings of its graduates, among other criteria.