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Kutztown University Moves Up Three Spots in US News and World Report Rankings

September 13, 2016

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University has been named a "Best Regional University" in the U.S. News and World Report's annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities.

In data released today, U.S. News lists KU as number 128 in the first tier of the Best Regional Universities for the northern region, three spots higher than last year.  KU has been ranked in the first tier since 2011.  The ranking uses data from 2015, the first year of Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson's presidency at KU. 

Additionally, Kutztown ranks in the top 50 percent of the 13 institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) that were ranked as regional universities.  Best Regional Universities ranks institutions that offer a full range of undergraduate degrees and some master's degree programs but few, if any, doctoral degrees. Six hundred twenty-one universities are included in the Best Regional Universities rankings. Details on the rankings are available at

Kutztown University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,600 students, and offers comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Visual and Performing Arts.