Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Ranked?

2022 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 96 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is athletic training.

Overall Quality

Bloomsburg is ranked #717 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 134 colleges in Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg is ranked at #50.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bloomsburg?

Acceptance Rate

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has an acceptance rate of 89%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for Bloomsburg.

Learn more about Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania admissions.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, this rate is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

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 81%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  81 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 77% 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  77 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.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,731 undergraduates at Bloomsburg with 6,939 being full-time and 792 being part-time.

How Much Does Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Cost?

The overall average net price of Bloomsburg is $20,230. 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 +
$15,638 $16,232 $19,625 $22,760 $23,454

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bloomsburg, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $9,240 a year. That adds up to $36,960 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bloomsburg is 7.4%. 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

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

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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 47 majors graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Of these students, 1,620 received undergraduate degrees and 249 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 323 $45,463
Criminal Justice & Corrections 100 $35,995
Nursing 91 $67,202
Teacher Education Grade Specific 89 $36,119
Public Relations & Advertising 87 $38,122
General Psychology 77 $29,557
Communication & Media Studies 55 $29,413
Social Work 53 $35,327
Geological & Earth Sciences 53 $39,832
Communication Sciences 47 NA

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 8,153 students took at least one online class at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. This is an increase from the 1,778 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 8,153 2,422
2018-2019 1,778 316
2017-2018 1,454 239
2016-2017 1,469 224
2015-2016 1,168 162

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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