Scranton Counted Among Best Colleges in America

August 2, 2017

For the 16th consecutive year The Princeton Review included Scranton in its annual guidebook of select colleges that “are the best in the nation, academically.” This also marks the third consecutive year, The Princeton Review has ranked The University of Scranton’s science labs among the 10 best in the country, coming in at No. 9 in 2018 edition of the “Best 382 Colleges” guidebook, which published Aug. 1. Read the full article here

About 90 percent of parents and students rated “preparing for a fulfilling career” as a very- or extremely-valuable benefit of a college education, according to a MONEY/Barnes and Noble college survey. MONEY magazine accounted for that statistic among the 27 factors evaluated for its 2017 ranking of the nation’s “Best Colleges For Your Money.”  Scranton ranked No. 206 among the 711 U.S. colleges listed that MONEYdetermined to deliver the “best value.”

Scranton was among the 26 Jesuit universities, and was the highest ranked school in Northeastern Pennsylvania, in the list published online in July. Read the full article here.

The University of Scranton’s online Master of Accountancy degree program was ranked No.1 in the nation in a newly published list of top accounting programs by Best Colleges, an independent online higher education resource.

The Best Colleges website highlights Scranton’s innovative MAcc Bridge Program, which enables students who have a non-accounting bachelor’s degree to efficiently gain the necessary prerequisites which provide the foundation needed for success in the master’s program. Brian Carpenter, Ph.D., professor of accounting and the Bridge Program’s founder, said that “there is a growing demand for highly qualified accountants that projects well into the future. Providing a path for the best and brightest candidates to gain entry to our program ensures that we are graduating highly qualified professionals who also bring a very diverse skill set to the market.” Read the full article here.

Forbes ranked The University of Scranton among “America’s Best Value Colleges” in its 2017 list of just “300 schools that deliver the best bang for the tuition buck based on tuition costs, school quality, post-grad earnings, student debt and graduation success.” This is the 10th consecutive year that Forbes ranked Scranton among America’s “best values” in college education, however the methodology used for the rankings over the decade has changed several times.

Scranton, ranked No. 249, was among only 20 colleges in Pennsylvania and 19 Jesuit universities ranked. Scranton was the only college in Northeast Pennsylvania listed. Read the full article here.

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