Business Journals gives PSU high rankings

  Friday, February 13, 2015 2:00 AM

Pittsburg, KS

Business Journals gives PSU high rankings

Pittsburg State University is the top-ranked regional university in Kansas and ahead of all other universities in the MIAA in the 2015 Business Journals ranking of the top 250 colleges and universities in the U.S.

In a release issued Wednesday, the Business Journals said they used a 19-point formula to “pinpoint the public universities and colleges that offer the best educational experiences to their students.” They used data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey to analyze 484 four-year public colleges.

Lee Young, PSU’s associate vice president for enrollment and student success, said the rankings are a reflection of PSU’s hard work to keep education high quality while maintaining affordability.

“Maintaining high quality programs while keeping costs down is a difficult balance, but one that Pittsburg State University works on every day,” said Young. “So much credit has to go to our faculty, who are dedicated both to the highest academic standards and to the needs of our students.”

The Business Journals said they gave the highest marks to “schools with highly selective admissions processes, strong retention and graduation rates, prestigious reputations, affordable tuition and housing costs, diverse faculties and student bodies, and economically robust communities.”

For more information, see the Business Journals report, including the full list of rankings, at




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