Indiana University of Pennsylvania
has been included in Forbes’ 2016 “America’s Top Colleges: The 600+ Schools
Well Worth the Investment,” as well as MONEY Magazine’s “Best Colleges
IUP is one of only 41
Pennsylvania colleges and universities included in the Forbes’ ranking. IUP was
also ranked in Forbes’ listing of top public colleges, top research universities
and top northeast colleges.
In creating the listings, Forbes’ editors looked at an institution’s
graduation rate, academic success, student debt, student satisfaction and
The MONEY Magazine’s “Best Colleges” list, editors say, is
based on a “university’s return on investment: which universities deliver the
most value – that is, a great education, at an affordable price, that prepares
students for rewarding careers.”
Universities were ranked by MONEY editors on 24 factors in
three categories: educational quality, affordability and alumni success, as
well as student satisfaction. Student comments praised IUP’s “beautiful campus,”
its safety, the cutting-edge technology offered, the opportunities for
involvement and the varied curriculum.
IUP is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top
doctoral universities by U.S. News & World Report, and it has been
included in the Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” guidebook for more than a
decade. It is also ranked as a “socially responsible school” by Washington
Monthly. The university has been ranked highly by publications including Military
Times as a “Best for Vets” university.
IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology
is one of 15 graduate schools of business named to the Princeton Review’s 2010 “Student
Opinion Honors for Business Schools,” and it continues to be selection for
inclusion in the Princeton Review’s “The Best Business Schools” guidebook.
IUP is a National Cyber Security Alliance “Champion,”
recognized by the National Cyber Security Alliance. IUP was recognized in a
2014 national survey of “Best Schools for Cybersecurity” by HP Enterprise
Security, released in October 2015. The university was ranked in the top 25
percent of all cybersecurity programs in the nation. Only four Pennsylvania
colleges and universities were rated in the top quartile.
IUP’s master of arts
in criminology online program has been selected among the Top 10 online
graduate criminal justice programs by U.S.
News & World Report, and the doctoral program in clinical
psychology (the PsyD program) has been recognized as one of the top five
programs in the nation by “Best Counseling Degrees.”