Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has cracked the list of the best colleges in the nation, appearing for the first time in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2013” rankings.
Incorporated in 2001, HU is in Tier 2 of the “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” category. The private, city-based school focuses on the science, technology, engineering and math careers, or STEM.
It ranks 12th nationally according to the report’s diversity index score. Schools in Tier 2, such as HU, are ranked 182 through 240 but listed in alphabetical order.
U.S. News & World Report also ranks national universities, regional universities and regional colleges.
Other local schools of higher education on the list:
Dickinson, F&M and Gettysburg tied for No. 46 on the liberal arts college list.
York College was No. 82 on the regional universities list. Millersville was No. 86, while Shippensburg was No. 100.
Elizabethtown and Messiah tied for fourth, while Lebanon Valley was No. 6 on the regional colleges list. Wilson was No. 13.