Susquehanna University ranks in the top fourth of the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education list of top colleges and universities on aspects of student outcomes, resources devoted to academics, engagement with students, and diversity of students and staff. Source: Susquehanna University


Selinsgrove—Susquehanna University is listed again in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) ranking of the nation’s top colleges and universities, earning 80 out of 258 northeastern schools profiled.

The WSJ/THE rankings emphasize how well a college prepares students for life after graduation. Susquehanna has been listed in the ranking every year since its inception in 2017. 

Overall, the report is based on 15 factors across four categories: 40 percent of each school's overall score comes from student outcomes; including a measure of graduate salaries; 30 percent from the resources a school devotes to academics; 20 percent from how well it engages its students; and 10 percent from the diversity of its students and staff.

If you enjoy statistics, here are a few that shine Susquehanna University in a bright light:

  • The university’s nationwide rank is No. 208 out of the 801 schools that made the list.

  • Susquehanna ranks at 225 in terms of outcomes, which measures graduate salaries, graduation rate, graduates' abilities to repay student debt, and academic reputation.

  • The university places 219 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.

The rankings include 170,000 students’ responses to survey questions, including how challenging they find their classes, how often faculty encourage them to apply classroom instruction to the real world, and whether they have opportunities to collaborate with classmates.

Data comes from a variety of sources, including the U.S. government (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System or IPEDS), the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid center, the College Scorecard, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Times Higher Education’s U.S. Student and Academic surveys, and the Elsevier bibliometric dataset.