Spring 2018 Issue

SU Again Among Top Schools Nationwide for Study Abroad

The Open Doors 2017 annual report on student mobility, released by the Institute for International Education, ranks Susquehanna No. 2 in the state among baccalaureate universities and No. 13 nationwide for the number of students at baccalaureate schools studying abroad.

Susquehanna is one of only a handful of schools in the nation that requires a study away experience for all students. Aside from their academic learning, students who study abroad benefit from personal growth, enhanced leadership skills and a global awareness that employers value.

In national surveys, most college-bound students say they plan to study abroad, but often they don’t once they’re in college.

“The cost of studying abroad can present a challenge for many students. Our flexible structure and financial aid packages ensure that every student can and does GO,” says Scott Manning, dean of global programs, referring to SU’s Global Opportunities (GO) program. “Students taking a traditional semester abroad continue to pay at-home tuition and receive all aid. More than half of all students on our shorter, faculty-led or self-designed programs can offset part of the expense through institutional grants-some up to 75 percent of the total cost.”

Kudos from the Wall Street Journal

Susquehanna University is listed among the top 16 percent of colleges and universities in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ)/Times Higher Education (THE) 2018 college rankings.

The guide primarily measures student success and learning. Susquehanna moved to No. 172 out of more than 1,000 schools in the ranking, up from No. 180 last year.

The ranking includes clear performance indicators designed to answer the questions that matter most to students and their families when making one of the most important decisions of their lives—whom to trust with their education.

Factored into the ranking are the results of the THE U.S. Student Survey, which is based on 200,000 current student voices and asks students about career preparation and whether they think their school was worth the cost. Students are also asked about their engagement with their studies, their interaction with teachers and their satisfaction with their experience.

Colleges are evaluated across four core competencies: credibility in terms of producing good outcomes for students (40 percent); capacity for teaching (30 percent); capability for engaging students (20 percent); and community (10 percent).

Susquehanna Marketing Major Is Among State’s Top 10

Susquehanna is ranked No. 9 among the best colleges in Pennsylvania to pursue a marketing degree, according to Zippia Inc., which operates a website with career information for professionals across industries. Zippia analyzed data from the NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) and College Scorecard data from ED.gov to understand which university marketing departments gave their graduates the best shot at career success.

Last spring Zippia ranked Susquehanna No. 9 among colleges in the U.S. for getting a job, and No. 1 in Pennsylvania.

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