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Moravian College announces U.S. News & World Report 2021 rankings

Moravian recognized for academic quality and social mobility

Bethlehem, PA, September 15, 2020: Today, Moravian College announced it has been ranked #140 in the U.S. News & World Report 2021 rankings of National Liberal Arts Colleges and #55 in Top Performers on Social Mobility. The U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released on September 14, are the latest in a list of national media outlets recognizing Moravian College; including The Princeton Review, Money Magazine, and Washington Monthly. 

“Once again, Moravian College has been recognized by national media outlets for high academic quality and this is a direct result of the ongoing work of students, faculty, and staff year after year,” said Bryon Grigsby, president of Moravian College. “The social mobility ranking recognizes Moravian’s efforts to enroll and support disadvantaged students, and we’re very proud those efforts are acknowledged in this announcement.”

The U.S. News rankings compare bachelor's degree granting institutions from across the U.S. on 17 diverse measures of academic quality. The 2021 rankings include 223 National Liberal Arts Colleges. Fewer than half of the nation’s higher educational institutions—about 1,400 colleges and universities—are ranked in any category by the publication.

According to the U.S. News & World Report website “The data used in these rankings pertain to fall 2019 and earlier. Consequently, the COVID-19 pandemic could not impact the data schools submitted to U.S. News.”

Additional rankings for Moravian College from national media outlets include:

  • Princeton Review (unranked list): Listed in The Princeton Review's The Best 386 Colleges, 2021 Edition, 92/99 Fire Safety Rating, 89/99 Quality of Life Rating
  • Washington Monthly: #104 in 2020 Rankings- Liberal Arts Colleges / #211 in 2020 Best Bang for the Buck Rankings: Northeast
  • MONEY Magazine: #537 Best Colleges For Your Money 2020

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Michael Corr
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About Moravian College
Moravian College is the nation's sixth-oldest college, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and offers 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.