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Keystone College ranked in top tier of U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings

Sep 14, 2020 | Campus News

For the 14th consecutive year, Keystone College has been ranked as one of the nation’s best colleges in U.S. News & World Report.

Keystone finished 31st overall, in the Regional Colleges/North category. In other key categories, Keystone ranked fourth in the Regional Colleges/North category in social mobility and 12th in economic diversity.

The economic diversity category is an indicator of the proportion of low-income students served by a college or university, as defined by the students who received federal Pell grants. It is considered a gauge of a college’s commitment to provide access to students from a variety of economic backgrounds. The social mobility category measures graduation rates of these students.

Essentially, the rankings demonstrate that Keystone provides opportunity, support, and personal attention for all students, regardless of economic circumstances and background.

“These rankings continue to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to students from a wide range of social and economic circumstances by providing the resources, individual attention, and guidance they need to be successful during their college careers and beyond.”

Keystone President Tracy L. Brundage, Ph.D.

“We are once again proud to be ranked in U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best colleges,” said Keystone College President Tracy L. Brundage, Ph.D. “Furthermore, our top national rankings for economic diversity and social mobility continue to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to students from a wide range of social and economic circumstances by providing the resources, individual attention, and guidance they need to be successful during their college careers and beyond.”

Keystone offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree options in liberal arts and science-based programs in business, communications, education, fine arts, natural science, environmental resource management, geology, and social sciences. Located 15 minutes from Scranton, Pa. and two hours from New York City and Philadelphia, Keystone is known for small class sizes and individual attention focused on student success through internships, research, and community involvement.