Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected by Washington Monthly for its 2019 College Guide and Rankings.
To be selected for the list, editors rate universities “based on what they do for the country.”
“We rank four-year schools (national universities, liberal arts colleges, baccalaureate colleges, and master’s universities) based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research, and providing opportunities for public service,” editors said, and in order to be included in the rankings, a university “must be excellent across the full breadth of measures.” Data for the guide and rankings comes from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.
IUP is ranked in the National University category, and is recognized for its scores in social mobility, research, and service.
IUP is routinely selected by independent national publications for excellence. In August, IUP was named as one of “America’s Top Colleges 2019” by Forbes, one of only 40 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania selected for the ranking, which showcases the institutions that deliver “top academics, best experiences, career success and lowest debt—the best in the country,” according to Forbes editors.
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.
IUP continues to add state-of-the-art programs of study for its students. Its newest undergraduate majors are public health and environmental engineering, both in-demand careers in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation.
IUP also has been selected for national rankings that recognize value in online programs.
EduRef.net, a nationally recognized provider of college planning resources, named IUP to its “10 Most Affordable Accredited Online Colleges” ranking for 2020; IUP was ranked eighth in Pennsylvania by Best Value Schools in its 2019 “Best Value Online Schools in Pennsylvania;” and was ranked in the top 20 “Best Online Colleges and Universities” for 2019–20 in the nation by EdSmart.org, a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and rankings.