Nationally Recognized for a Commitment to Civic Engagement
Newsweek ranks Widener University the No. 19 service-minded college in the nation, one of many service-geared honors awarded to the university.
Widener has ranked 28th on the Payscale.com list of Best Colleges in Pennsylvania by Salary Potential. This ranking puts Widener in the top third of the more than 100 ranked colleges for salaries earned, both for people with bachelor’s degrees and all alumni. It also notes 61 percent of all alumni say their work makes the world a better place, a response that puts Widener among the top schools for meaningful employment.
Washington Monthly Magazine ranked Widener among the top 100 national universities in its third annual college rankings, which measure how well a college or university serves the country.
Widener University was ranked #4 for Best Online Colleges for Value in Pennsylvania for 2019 by Guide to Online Schools.
In 2015, Widener was one of only 14 institutions named a finalist for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll award. This is the highest federal recognition a school of higher learning can receive in recognition of the school’s commitment to civic engagement, service learning, and volunteerism. Widener has made the honor roll every year since its inception in 2006.
Widener is one of 22 colleges nationwide invited to join Project Pericles, a national organization promoting social responsibility in education. Widener uses the Project Pericles model in the classroom to integrate civic engagement and social awareness into the curriculum.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching chose Widener University as one of only 76 institutions in the nation to qualify for a new “community engagement” classification.
As a Bonner Partner, Widener is among 75 colleges and universities working to improve the lives of individuals and communities as part of the effort by The Bonner Foundation. Widener’s Presidential Service Corps is a Bonner Leaders program.
U.S. News and World Report ranks Widener No. 48 on its list of U.S. colleges for veterans.
Nursing Program Rankings
Widener University has been named as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence again for 2017-2022, one of very few universities to be awarded that distinction.
MSW Program Rankings
GraduatePrograms.com ranks our Online Master of Social Work program No. 2 for the Best Schools for an Online Master's in Social Work.
Bestvalueschools.com ranked Widener in the Top 25 MSW Online Programs for 2017-2018.
Social Work Degree Center ranked Widener in the Top 15 Best Online LCSW Degree Programs.
Social Work Degree Center ranked Widener in the Top 15 Accredited Online Masters of Social Work Degree Programs.
Widener is ranked No. 31 in the bestmswprograms.com 50 Best Online Masters of Social Work Degree Programs 2018 list.
U.S. News ranks our graduate programs in social work No. 104 in the nation.
Widener University has received the 2016-17 Corporate Citizenship Award from the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. This honor recognizes the Center for Social Work Education’s faculty and student research to enhance trauma care in the region.
MBA Program Rankings
Thebestschools.org ranked Widener #9 for the Best Online MBA Health Care Management programs.
Widener has been ranked 12th on OnlineMBAToday.com’s list of the 25 best online MBA programs in Pennsylvania.
Widener’s MBA is ranked in the 11 Best Healthcare Administration Online Master’s programs for 2018-19 in the country by HealthCareAdministrationedu.org.
Widener’s MBA is ranked in the Top 35 Most Affordable Healthcare Administration Master’s Degree Programs for 2018-19 by HealthCareAdministrationedu.org.
Bestmastersdegrees.com ranked Widener in the 10 Most Affordable Top-Ranked Online MBA Information Systems programs in 2018.
SAP ranks Widener’s School of Business one of the best in the world for process improvement programs.
Widener University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA). The MSA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation to ensure academic excellence across diverse institutions.
Master of Business Administration Programmatic Accreditation
Our online MBA has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB accreditation is the highest credential a business school can achieve; less than 5% of business programs in the world can claim this accomplishment.
Masters of Social Work Programmatic Accreditation
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has accredited Widener University’s online Masters in social work.
BSN (for Registered Nurses) Programmatic Accreditation
The School of Nursing RN to BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the independent, Department of Education approved, and accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The State Board of Nurse Examiners of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania also approves our program.
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