Scranton’s Business Programs Ranked among Top 25 in Nation by U.S. News

September 15, 2016

The University of Scranton’s business programs in entrepreneurship, finance and accounting are ranked among the top 25 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2017 undergraduate “Best Colleges” lists published online. Schools are ranked nationally for these programs, unlike other rankings published by U.S. News that categorize schools based on their Carnegie classification and region.

The University’s entrepreneurship program tied for No. 13 in the nation with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Syracuse University, Loyola Marymount and Fordham University. Scranton was among just three Pennsylvania colleges and one of seven Jesuit colleges ranked in the list of the 25 best undergraduate entrepreneurship programs.

Scranton’s program in finance tied at No. 16 with Seattle University. Scranton was one of only three colleges in the Commonwealth with programs ranked. Scranton was one of eight Jesuit colleges included in the ranking of the best 25 undergraduate finance programs in the country.

The University’s accounting program tied for No. 20 with the University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Scranton was among just three Pennsylvania colleges and one of six Jesuit colleges ranked in the list of the nation’s best 25 undergraduate accounting programs.

In other national listings published online by U.S. News, Scranton ranked No. 184 among the “Best Business Schools” and was among just 27 colleges recognized for “Service Learning,” which is for-credit community volunteer projects for students embedded within a course. Scranton and the University of Pennsylvania were the only two colleges recognized in the Commonwealth for “Service Learning.”

In the overall ranking for colleges, U.S. News ranked Scranton No. 6 among the “Best Regional Universities in the North” in the 2017 edition of the “Best Colleges” guidebook. Scranton has placed in the top 10 in its category for 23 consecutive years.

The 2017 U.S. News “Best Colleges” rankings became available online Sept. 13.

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