Indiana University of Pennsylvania is ranked in the top 27 colleges and universities in the commonwealth, and four IUP programs are ranked as top program in the nation by

IUP programs ranked in this listing include:

This listing was determined by editors through an overall assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and universities.

In its recognition as a “best college in Pennsylvania,” IUP was named as “Best for Education Programs.”

IUP is consistently ranked as one of the nation's top doctoral universities by U.S. News & World Report. It has been included in the Princeton Review's Best Colleges guidebook for 18 years and has been included in Washington Monthly magazine's national rankings of schools based on their contributions to society. Individual programs and departments continue to gain accolades in national surveys, including in the top three Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences programs in the nation by; and the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management program, recently ranked ninth in the nation by, among others.
IUP also has been selected for national rankings that recognize value in online programs.

U.S. News & World Report recognized three IUP programs—the master's program in criminal justice, master's program in mathematics education, and the master's program in nursing—for its “Best Online Programs” for 2021., a nationally recognized provider of college planning resources, named IUP to its “10 Most Affordable Accredited Online Colleges” ranking for 2020.

IUP offers more than 140 undergraduate majors and more than 60 graduate programs, including 14 doctoral programs. In addition, students can complete more than 65 minors and scores of specialized tracks and certificate programs, including certificates in athletic coaching, gerontology, photography and digital imaging, popular music, and public history.