Scranton Among Nation’s Best in Multiple Rankings by College Choice

Jun 21, 2016

College Choice ranked The University of Scranton among the best colleges in the nation in several 2016 lists posted recently by the online publication. For 2016 lists, College Choice ranked Scranton: No. 9 in its ranking of the 50 “Best Northern Regional Universities;” No. 23 in its ranking of 75 “Best Catholic Colleges and Universities;” No. 26 in its ranking of 50 “Best Online Masters in Accounting;” and No. 38 in its ranking of the 50 “Best Online Master’s in Healthcare Administration.”

A description of each college ranked is included on the College Choice website. In the “Best Online Master’s in Healthcare Administration,” Scranton is described as a “leadership-based program that allows the Jesuit tradition of teaching to shine through the expert practitioner faculty. This degree is one of the first fully online MHA programs to be granted accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.”

College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college, according to its website.

For its 2016 ranking of the “Best Northern Regional Universities,” College Choice used “factors actual college freshmen said were most important to their college decision,” which include “academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost and success of graduates in the post-college job market.” They weighted each of these factors equally. For the “Best Catholic Colleges and Universities” ranking, they used college reputation, net cost, financial aid packages and average graduate salary. For the “Best Online Masters in Accounting,” College Choice used a “calculated cost of tuition with a weighted reputation score.” For the “Best Online Master’s in Healthcare Administration,” College Choice evaluated colleges “based on publicly available information about academic quality, student satisfaction, reputation in the field and return on investment.”

College Choice also ranked Scranton in several of its 2015 lists, including: No. 13 among the “Best Northern Regional Universities;” No. 24 for its ranking of residential “Best Masters Degrees in Accounting;” No. 27 among the “Best Catholic Colleges and Universities;” and No. 39 for its “Best Online MBA Programs.”

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