For the second consecutive year, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg was named to the Money Magazine list of best college values in the nation. This college ranking system uses 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 736 colleges out of the nation’s approximately 1,500 four-year colleges and universities to make the cut and one of 74 Pennsylvania colleges on 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.