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Moravian College announces U.S. News & World Report 2020 rankings

Moravian recognized for academic quality and social mobility

Bethlehem, PA, September 12, 2019: Today, Moravian College announced it has been ranked #136 in the U.S. News & World Report 2020 rankings of National Liberal Arts Colleges and #60 in Top Performers on Social Mobility. The U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released on September 9, are the latest in a list of national media outlets recognizing Moravian, including The Princeton Review, Forbes, Money Magazine and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings for 2020.

“U.S. News has once again recognized Moravian College for our commitment to a high level of academic quality and for providing educational opportunities for students from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds,” said Bryon Grigsby, president of Moravian College. “This ranking, along with others from national media outlets, is another validation of the hard work and dedication we see from our students, faculty, and staff every day.”

The U.S. News rankings compare bachelor's degree granting institutions from across the U.S. on 15 diverse measures of academic quality. The 2020 rankings include 223 National Liberal Arts Colleges – 199 private and 24 public. Fewer than half of the nation’s higher educational institutions—about 1,400 colleges and universities—are ranked in any category by the publication.

Additional rankings for Moravian College from national media outlets include:

  • Princeton Review (unranked list): Listed in The Princeton Review's The Best 385 Colleges, 2020 Edition, 92/99 Fire Safety Rating, 89/99 Quality of Life Rating
  • Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings for 2020: #285 U.S. Colleges
  • Forbes: #440 Top Colleges 2019 , #289 in Private Colleges, #150 In Liberal Arts Universities, #166 in the Northeast
  • Washington Monthly: #77 in 2019 Rankings- Liberal Arts Colleges / #102 in 2019 Best Bang for the Buck Rankings: Northeast
  • MONEY Magazine: #464 Best Colleges For Your Money 2019

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About Moravian College
Moravian College is the nation's sixth-oldest college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change. Moravian College is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian College focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.