September 21, 2021
Susquehanna University is listed again in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) 2022 ranking of the nation’s top colleges and universities.
Susquehanna has been listed in the ranking, which primarily measures student success and learning – based on 100,000 student surveys – every year since its inception in 2017. The university’s nationwide rank is No. 207 out of the 796 schools that made the list, an improvement of eight places over last year.
The WSJ/THE rankings emphasize how well a college prepares students for life after graduation. The overall ranking is based on 15 factors across four categories: 40% of each school’s overall score comes from student outcomes, including a measure of graduate salaries; 30% from the resources a school devotes to academics; 20% from how well it engages its students; and 10% from the diversity of its students and staff.
Susquehanna improved to No. 216 in terms of resources, which measures how much money each university spends on teaching per student, the ratio of students to faculty members and the number of published scholarly research papers per faculty.
Susquehanna ranks at 238 nationally in terms of outcomes, which measures graduate salaries, graduation rate, graduates’ abilities to repay student debt and academic reputation.
The university ranks No. 80 out of the 258 northeastern schools that were profiled, an improvement of two places over last year.
Data sources include the THE U.S. Student Survey and THE Academic Reputation Survey, along with public data from IPEDs and the College Scorecard on areas including completion rates, graduate employment and debt after graduation.
The annual THE US Student Survey captures the voices of over 170,000 U.S. students across all ranked colleges.
A full methodology can be found here, along with the complete list of schools.