Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
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Type Public
Established1839;182 years ago (1839)
Endowment $50.3 million (2020) [1]
President Bashar W. Hanna [2]
Undergraduates 7,992
Postgraduates 697
Location, ,
United States
Campus Rural
Colors Maroon and gold
Athletics NCAA Division IIPSAC
Nickname Huskies
Affiliations Keystone Library Network
AASCU
MascotRoongo
Website bloomu.edu
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Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg, BU or Bloom) is a public university in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. [3] [4] It is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Bloomsburg University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education with some degree programs accredited by specialized accreditors.

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History

It was established as Bloomsburg Academy in 1839. In 1856 it was renamed Bloomsburg Literary Institute. The name became Bloomsburg Literary Institute and State Normal School in 1869. In 1916 the state of Pennsylvania took control and named it Bloomsburg State Normal School. The name was changed to Bloomsburg State Teachers College in 1927. In 1960 the name was changed to Bloomsburg State College. The name was changed to the current Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania on July 1, 1983. [5]

Faculty

In 2019-20, the university employed approximately 521 faculty. The student-to-faculty ratio was roughly 17:1 with 96% of its faculty holding terminal degrees in their field. [6]

Admission

In 2019-20 Bloomsburg University showed enrollment of 7,992 undergraduate and 697 graduate students. [7]

Athletics

Basketball

John Willis holds school basketball records for points in a game (48), rebounds in a season (389; 1973-74) and career field goal percentage (54.4). [8] [9] [10] He had his jersey retired, and was inducted into the Bloomsburg University Men's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990. [9] [10]

Notable alumni

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References

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  2. "President Bashar W. Hanna". Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2017-08-20.
  3. "Home". Dgs.state.pa.us. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  4. Pennsylvania Local Government Fact Sheet, 2005 Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  5. "Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania history". Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2015-09-15.
  6. "Fast Facts 2019-20".
  7. "Fast Facts | www.bloomu.edu". www.bloomu.edu. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  8. "2017-18 BLOOMSBURG MEN’S BASKETBALL GAME NOTES", January 13, 2018.
  9. 1 2 "John Willis (1990) - Hall of Fame". Bloomsburg University Athletics.
  10. 1 2 2010-11 Bloomsburg Men's Basketball Media Guide.

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