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College continues strong showing in ‘Best Colleges 2020’ rankings


Pennsylvania College of Technology maintains its Top 10 ranking among the best public schools in its category for U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2020” edition, published Sept. 9.

For 2020, Penn College is ranked No. 8 among public institutions in Best Regional Colleges North; the college is ranked No. 14 when private colleges are included.

Best Colleges 2020Other highlights from the new “Best Colleges” rankings:

  • Penn College ranks No. 4 among public colleges (and No. 6 overall) in the “Best Colleges for Veterans” category among Regional Colleges North.
  • The college ranks No. 9 among public institutions in Regional Colleges North in the “Best Value Schools” category for 2020. It is rated No. 15 when private colleges are included.
  • In a new category for 2020, Penn College ranks No. 10 among public colleges (and No. 23 overall) in “Top Performers on Social Mobility” for Regional Colleges North. This category measures how well schools graduate students who receive federal Pell Grants.

Penn College continues to demonstrate its value to the workforce by producing graduates who address critical skills-gap shortages in business and industry. The college’s overall graduate-placement rate for 2017-18 (the latest year for which survey data is available) is 97.3%.

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