August 28, 2018

Susquehanna University has been selected by Money magazine as one of its 2018 “Best Colleges for Your Money.”

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

Susquehanna’s recognition is based on its 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 its graduates, among other criteria.

“We are pleased that an independent organization like Money magazine has again recognized the value of a Susquehanna education for our graduates,” said Madeleine Rhyneer, vice president for enrollment and student financial services at Susquehanna University. “Our students enjoy a world-class arts and sciences education. With professors who are also mentors and real-world, professional experience like internships and research, they are positioned for lifelong success.”

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 that take in similar students.

After screening out schools with low graduation rates and those facing financial difficulties, Money ranked the remaining 700-plus colleges on 26 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.