Two national publications have selected Indiana University of Pennsylvania for its national “best colleges” rankings.

U.S. News & World Report selected IUP for its 2024 Best Colleges Ranking, and the Wall Street Journal and College Pulse have selected IUP as one of America’s Best Colleges 2024.

The Wall Street Journal ranking is based on student and alumni surveys and student outcome metrics. The student and alumni survey polled more than 60,000 undergraduates and recent graduates on colleges that are a “great value to students” in terms of tuition, learning environment, degree completion, and the likelihood of a higher salary after graduation. The student outcome metrics include diversity on campus, salary after graduation, and graduation rates compared to peer institutions.

The U.S. News & World Report uses data from Academic Insights, a market intelligence tool that collects published and unpublished data from universities. Data includes the number of faculty with PhD or terminal degrees, graduation rate, alumni giving, and student-to-faculty ratio, among other factors.

These two recognitions join a number of accolades for IUP, including The Princeton Review’s “2024 Best Colleges” guidebook, College Magazine’s “top 10 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania; Washington Monthlys national ranking of universities based on contributions to society; Forbes Magazine as one of “America’s Top Colleges;” as the number two most affordable college in Pennsylvania by Academic Influence; and in a number of rankings for excellence and affordability of online programs.

IUP offers more than 160 academic degree programs, including more than 50 graduate programs. In addition, students can complete more than 65 minors—including a unique teamwork minor—and scores of specialized tracks and certificate programs, including certificates in athletic coaching, preschool education, geospatial intelligence, photography and digital imaging, popular music, and public history.

IUP has a longstanding commitment to research on all levels and in all disciplines. In 2021, IUP was selected as one of only two public universities in Pennsylvania and one of only 93 public universities in the United States selected for the “High Research Activity” designation by the American Council on Education.