Money Magazine released a new college ranking system that used three weighted categories—educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes—to make its picks. Its ultimate goal was to identify colleges and universities that “turn out graduates with the most manageable debt.”
The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg was one of 665 colleges out of the nation’s approximately 1,500 colleges to make the cut and one of 70 Pennsylvania colleges on the list. The University of Pittsburgh (Oakland) and Pitt-Bradford also made the list.
The three categories used by Money Magazine consisted of 17 factors that analyzed, among others, the average total debt students have at graduation and the amount parents typically borrow from the federal parent PLUS loan program, along with whether alumni from each institution typically earn enough once they are in the workforce to comfortably handle their loan payments.