IUP Ranked as Top National University in “Wall Street Journal”/Times Higher Education College Rankings

Posted on 9/20/2019 1:16:05 PM

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been ranked as a top national university in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College 2020 Rankings.

This ranking, which is based on data from national education data sources, was designed to address the “questions that matter the most when choosing a university,” editors said.

IUP scored in the top 20 percent of all institutions for engagement, which includes a measurement of student engagement, student recommendations, student interaction, and breadth of opportunities for involvement. 

Editors rank schools based on data in four categories: resources—does the college have the capacity to effectively deliver teaching; engagement—does the college effectively engage with its students; outcomes—does it add value to the students who attend; and environment—does the college provide a good learning environment for its students.

This recognition follows a number of national accolades for IUP, including selection for U.S. News & World Report’s Best National Universities 2020, where IUP is ranked third in Pennsylvania in the national university category for its ability to graduate students who receive federal Pell grants.

IUP was also selected for Washington Monthly’s 2019 College Guide and Rankings, which recognizes universities “based on what they do for the country.”

In August, IUP was named as one of America’s Top Colleges 2019 by Forbes magazine, one of only 40 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania selected for the ranking. This listing showcases the institutions that deliver “top academics, best experiences, career success and lowest debt—the best in the country,” according to Forbes editors.

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.

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.