New ranking of midstate colleges scores post-graduate success

Written by Megan Lello and Radio Pennsylvania | Sep 22, 2012 7:55 AM

(Atlanta, GA) -- A handful of midstate schools make the grade when it comes to measuring the success of their alums, based on a new study. The Alumni Factor is a new ranking system that analyzes how well graduates fare after finishing college. school library

CEO Monica McGurk says it takes several factors into account: "things as diverse as financial metrics, career success, job placement, friendships, intellectual development; in total, 15 different metrics."

McGurk says colleges that admit students with high SAT scores don't necessarily score highly on the list.

Bucknell University ranked 23rd; Gettysburg College, 50th; Franklin and Marshall, 98th; Penn State, 102nd; and Dickinson came in at 150th.

The survey measures the top 177 schools in the country.

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