Higher Education Act (HEA) Student Consumer Information

Building on a rich history of academic excellence as one of 14 public universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Bloomsburg University prepares and inspires students to become dynamic and confident leaders.

Ranked among the nation's top northeast universities, BU offers 54 programs leading to bachelor's degrees, 45 minors and 20 graduate programs, including a doctorate in audiology — each preparing students for personal and professional success through experiential learning that complements classroom learning.

Institutional Information

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Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates

Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)

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Health and Safety


A complete listing of Bloomsburg University's Accreditations are available online.

Program Approval: PA Department of Education, State Board of Nursing, American Chemical Society and American Registry of Radiologic Technologies. A hard copy of an accreditation certificate is available through the Office of Planning and Assessment in McCormick Center at 570-389-4027.


Availability of Employees for Information Dissemination

Availability of employees for information dissemination purposes A school must designate an employee or group of employees who shall be available on a full-time basis to assist enrolled or prospective students in obtaining information on the school, financial assistance, graduation and completion rates, security policies, and crime statistics, as described in the following sections. If the school designates one person, he shall be available upon reasonable notice to any enrolled or prospective student throughout the normal administrative working hours of the school. If more than one person is designated, their combined work schedules must be arranged so that at least one of them is available upon reasonable notice throughout the normal administrative working hours of the school.

  • Admissions Information: Office of Admissions at 570-389-4316
  • Financial Assistance Information: Office of Financial Aid at 570-389-4297
  • Institutional Information: Office of the Registrar at 570-389-4263
  • Accreditation Information: Office of Academic Affairs at 570-389-4308
  • Student Life and Student Services Information: Office of Student Affairs at 570-389-4063
  • Technical Support: Help Desk at 570-389-4357

Misrepresentation Policy

The Department of Education has provided numerous examples in the regulations of topics that cannot be misrepresented within each of the three areas covered by statute 20 USC § 1094(c) (3). Those three areas include:

  • The nature of the institution’s educational programs
  • The institution’s financial charges
  • The employability of the institution’s graduates

Bloomsburg University is prohibited under federal regulations from making any false, erroneous, or misleading statement directly or indirectly to a student, prospective student, member of the public, accrediting agency, state agency, or to the Department of Education. Misleading statement includes any statement that has the likelihood or tendency to deceive or confuse. A statement is any communication made in writing, visually, orally, or through other means. This includes student testimonials given under duress or because such testimonial was required to participate in a program.

Federal regulations further provide that substantial misrepresentation is any misrepresentation on which the person to whom it was made could reasonably be expected to rely, or has reasonably relied, to that person’s detriment.

Any violation of this directive will be taken seriously and BU will ensure that it is not repeated.

Procedure: BU strives to provide accurate, honest and clear information in print, online, broadcast media or oral presentations. BU will make every effort to avoid misrepresentation to students and others in communications made in writing, visually, orally, or through other means. All misrepresentations should be avoided; however, this procedure specifically applies to the three areas stated above covered by statute 20 USC § 1094(c) (3).

Reporting: Concerns about possible misrepresentation may be reported to Interim Provost and SVP, Academic Affairs, Krause at jkrause@bloomu.edu or 570-389-4308.