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Peer Comparison Group

At the request of the President, a Task Force was charged to conduct a study to update the university's set of peer universities given the new vision statement and the coeducational initiative. Peer institutions provide benchmark comparisons that are essential to the university’s assessment strategies and are used as one component in determining the relative health, growth and trajectory of the university. The Task Force identified a set of institutions comparable to Georgian Court in a number of dimensions including being private master’s universities and having similar missions, student population sizes, and endowments.

Using this approach and introducing the elements of Catholic mission and coed, a group of eighteen "peer" institutions was identified for the purposes of benchmarking against institutional measures. These eighteen institutions were selected as a comparison peer group that best reflects how we envision Georgian Court based on the new vision statement. This list can be used in whole or in part for the purposes of general comparisons. However, other lists and third-party comparisons/rankings may be more appropriate for assessing other aspects of the university’s performance and operations.

  1. Alvernia University (Reading, PA)
  2. Cabrini College (Radnor, PA)
  3. Caldwell College (Caldwell, NJ)
  4. Carlow University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  5. Chestnut Hill College (Philadelphia, PA)
  6. DeSales University (Center Valley, PA)
  7. Holy Family University (Philadelphia, PA)
  8. Le Moyne College (Syracuse, NY)
  9. Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY)
  10. Marywood University (Scranton, PA)
  11. Misericordia University (Dallas, PA)
  12. Mount Saint Mary College (Newburgh, NY)
  13. Mount St Mary's University (Emmitsburg, MD)
  14. Neumann University (Aston, PA)
  15. Rosemont College (Rosemont, PA)
  16. Saint Francis University (Loretto, PA)
  17. Saint Peter's University (Jersey City, NJ)
  18. St. Bonaventure University (Saint Bonaventure, NY)

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