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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Bloomsburg offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania was awarded 30 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Bloomsburg is ranked #693 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 123 colleges in Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg is ranked at #61.

See all of the rankings for Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Is It Hard to Get Into Bloomsburg?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is 73%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Bloomsburg is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 94% of students accepted to Bloomsburg submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 580. Math scores were between 480 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania  ( 490 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania  ( 480 to 570 )
Bloomsburg received ACT scores from 11% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania  ( 19 to 24 )

Learn more about Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania admissions.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is 82%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  82 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Bloomsburg have a four-year graduation rate of 38%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  38 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Average Overall Diversity at Bloomsburg

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,238 undergraduates at Bloomsburg with 7,512 being full-time and 726 being part-time.

Bloomsburg Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

Bloomsburg scored 44.92 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  44.92 out of 100
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How Much Does Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Cost?

The overall average net price of Bloomsburg is $19,539. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Bloomsburg

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,042 $15,779 $19,446 $22,275 $22,797

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bloomsburg, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bloomsburg, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $8,364 a year. That adds up to $33,456 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bloomsburg is 7.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Bloomsburg Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Bloomsburg make around $44,500 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Bloomsburg students since it is 12% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania make the most money.

Location of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Located in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Contact details for Bloomsburg are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 400 E Second St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Phone: 570-389-4000

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 44 majors graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Of these students, 1,973 received undergraduate degrees and 298 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 400 $41,400
Criminal Justice & Corrections 151 $35,400
Public Relations & Advertising 122 $35,200
General Psychology 117 $30,100
Nursing 114 $66,500
Teacher Education Grade Specific 78 $29,000
Communication & Media Studies 77 $31,700
Health & Physical Education 72 $26,300
Communication Sciences 68 NA
Special Education 68 $38,900

Learn more about the majors offered at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Bloomsburg

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,454 students took at least one online class at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. This is a decrease from the 1,469 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,454 239
2016-2017 1,469 224
2015-2016 1,168 162
2014-2015 926 171
2013-2014 525 97

Learn more about online learning at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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