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Elizabethtown College Rankings & Distinctions

Elizabethtown College consistently strives to provide a top-quality educational experience to our students. With a proven record of doing so, Etown has been recognized by a variety of professional organizations as a top performer in the field of higher education.

College Rankings

A Top Regional University

Elizabethtown College was ranked #22 (tie) of Best Regional Universities (North) by US News & World Report.

A Best Value School

Elizabethtown College was ranked #13 for Best Value Schools (Regional Universities - North) by US News & World Report.

A Top Engineering Program

Elizabethtown College was ranked #87 (tie) for Engineering (No Doctorate Offered) by US News & World Report.

Ranked for Social Mobility

Elizabethtown College was ranked #155 in Top Performers on Social Mobility by US News & World Report.

Nationally Ranked

Elizabethtown College ranks 304 out of 796 national entries in the Wall Street Journal 2022 College Rankings.

A Best Northeastern College

Elizabethtown College is one of 224 colleges listed on the Princeton Review’s "Best Northeastern" section of the 2023 Best Colleges: Region by Region.

A College of Distinction

Elizabethtown College has been named a 2022-2023 College of Distinction, Pennsylvania College of Distinction, and has earned additional recognition in the areas of 

A Top College in the U.S.

Elizabethtown College was listed at #470 on the Forbes 2022 Top Colleges list. 

One of the Best Online Colleges

Elizabethtown College has been ranked by College Consensus as a Best Online Colleges & Universities for 2022.

Top College in Pennsylvania

Elizabethtown College ranks as the #27 College in Pennsylvania according to

A Great Value

Elizabethtown College was ranked #202 of 623 in value by Best Colleges in America.

Highest Level Diversity Recognition

The Elizabethtown College School of Engineering, Math, and Computer Science has been honored by the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Diversity Recognition Program, earning Bronze Level recognition in December 2021. ASEE’s bronze category is the highest level issued to institutions during the current submission cycle and recognizes that the School is among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence.

Top Value in Pennsylvania

Elizabethtown College has been named #29 of 33 of Best Colleges in Pennsylvania by Best Value Schools. Etown was also ranked #13 of 15 for Best Bachelor’s Degrees in Human Services, #17 of 29 for Best Bachelor’s Degrees in Multimedia Design and #20 of 30 for Best Bachelor’s Degrees in Health Sciences

Ranked for High Salaries

Elizabethtown College was ranked #19 of 136 colleges in Pennsylvania for best post-graduate salaries by GradReports.

Top Ranking Programs

Elizabethtown College’s Top-Ranked Programs on

  • Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania - Best Business Program | Ranked #6 
  • Best Online Associate in Human Services Programs - Best For Micro-Credentials | Ranked #29 
  • Best Colleges in Pennsylvania - Best for Experiential Learning | Ranked #32 
  • Best Online Schools with Accelerated Bachelor's Degrees - Best for Healthcare Administration | Ranked #47 

Best Online Bachelor's Degree in Business

Elizabethtown College’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies has been ranked #34 for the Best Online Bachelor's Degree in Business by University HQ in 2022.

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Best Online Master's College

Elizabethtown College’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies has been ranked in the Top 100 for the Best Online Master's Degrees by University HQ in 2022.

High Ranking Nationally and in Pennsylvania

Elizabethtown College was ranked #421 for Best Colleges in the Nation and #31 for Best Colleges in PA by College Factual for 2023. 

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Best Bachelor's in Human Services Degrees

Elizabethtown College has been named one of the Best Bachelor’s Degrees in Human Services by for our highly flexible, accelerated program.



Student Awards

Emily Harding ’23, a Biochemistry & Molecular Biology major, is the recipient of a 2022 Barry Goldwater Scholarships. These scholarships are reserved for college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Read more.

Andrew Furman ’23, a Political Science major, Communications and Philosophy minor, is the recipient of a 2022 Explorers Club Award, which provides students funding with the goal of promoting scientific exploration and field study. Read more.

Marc Ramson ’23, a Political Science major, Communications and Religious Studies minor, Alexander Waskiewicz ’24, a Political Science and Public Health double major, and Matthew Wilt ’23, a Political Science and Legal Studies major, International Studies minor, all earned a James A. Finnegan Fellowship Foundation Scholarship which provides practical training in government and politics for outstanding undergraduate students. Read more.

Occupational Therapy student Lorraine Schlosser ’23 was recently awarded the prestigious Jo Anne J. Trow Award from the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. The society awards only 50 merit-based scholarships annually to outstanding undergraduate students who must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Faculty Awards

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management and Director of the Family Business and Entrepreneurship Program Petru Sandu was named a Fulbright Scholar for Spain in 2023. The Fulbright Program is devoted to increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbright is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. Read more.

Associate Professor of Marketing Bryan Greenberg has been named a regional recipient of the 2022 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Teaching Excellence Award. Read more

Director of Honors Program & Professor of Political Science/Professor of International Studies Oya Dursun-Özkanca is recipient of the 2021-2022 the Ranck Prize for Research Excellence. Read more.

Professor of Chemistry Jeffrey A. Rood is the recipient of the 2021-22 Polanowski Pirze for Excellence in Faculty-Student Advising. Read more.

Professor of Psychology Michael Roy is the recipient of the 2021-22 Kreider Prize for Teaching Excellence. Read more.

Associate Professor of Biology Anya Goldina was honored with the 2021-2022 Engaging Educator Award. Read more.

A. C. Baugher Professor of Chemistry James MacKay earned the Distinguished Mentor Award and the Honors Program’s Outstanding Professor Award. Read more.

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