(Posted September 6, 2016)

Juniata College is rated 69th in the 2016 Washington Monthly Poll. It was rated 89th last year.
Juniata College is rated 69th in the 2016 Washington Monthly Poll. It was rated 89th last year.

HUNTINGDON, Pa.-- Juniata College jumped 20 slots from its previous 2015 ranking, rising to 69th in the Washington Monthly 2016 College Guide and Rankings, a magazine poll that measures "the economic value students receive per dollar." Juniata was 89th in last year's rankings.

"Providing a college education for our children is increasingly becoming the largest investment many families make," says James A. Troha, president of Juniata College. "Washington Monthly's work in researching which institutions provide the most value is an invaluable tool for students and families."

Juniata is one of 10 colleges from Pennsylvania to be included in first 70 slots for the magazine's Best National Universities -- Liberal Arts. The others are Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College, Swarthmore College, Bucknell University, Allegheny College, Lafayette College, Franklin & Marshall College, Westminster College and Ursinus College

Juniata was also rated 145th in the magazine's "Best Bang for Your Buck -- Northeast" subrankings. The top "Best Bang for the Buck" colleges are divided into five regions: Midwest, Northeast, Southern, Southeast and Western.

The rankings are based on a variety of variables, including the an institution's graduation rate, percent of students receiving Pell Grants, first-generation students and their performance, net price of attendance and predicted median earnings.

"Washington Monthly's work in researching which institutions provide the most value is an invaluable tool for students and families."

James A. Troha, president, Juniata College

According to guidelines established by the Carnegie Foundation and adopted by U.S. News, institutions that award at least 50 percent of their undergraduate degrees in liberal arts are defined as liberal arts schools.

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.