September 21, 2021
Susquehanna University is once again in the Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education (WSJ / THE) 2022 ranking of top colleges and universities in the country.
Susquehanna has been featured in the ranking, which primarily measures student achievement and learning – based on 100,000 student surveys – every year since its inception in 2017. The university’s national rank is No. 207 on 796 schools on the list.
The WSJ / THE rankings highlight how well a college prepares students for life after graduation. The overall ranking is based on 15 factors divided into four categories: 40% of each school’s overall mark comes from student performance, including a measure of graduate salaries; 30% of the resources that a school devotes to academics; 20% of the way it engages its students; and 10% of the diversity of its students and staff.
Susquehanna improved to No.216 in resources, which measures how much money each university spends on teaching per student, the student-to-faculty ratio, and the number of published research articles per faculty.
Susquehanna is ranked 238th nationally in results, which measures graduate salaries, graduation rate, graduates’ ability to repay student debt, and academic reputation.
The university ranks # 80 out of 258 Northeastern schools that have been profiled.
Data sources include the United States Student Survey and Academic Reputation Survey, as well as public data from the IPEDs and College Scorecard on areas such as completion rates, employment of graduates and debt after graduation.
The annual THE US Student Survey collects the votes of over 170,000 US students across all ranked colleges.
A complete methodology can be found here, as well as the full list of schools.