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Wagner College was named one of America’s best colleges in 2016 edition of the Princeton Review’s “Best 380 Colleges” guide. Special kudos went to the Wagner College Theater program, which was ranked Number 2 in the nation.
Wagner College is ranked in the Top 15% in Washington Monthly's 2012 master’s universities rankings — up from its Top 20% placement in 2011. The rankings are based on our contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility, Research and Service.
Wagner College’s Community Engagement Classification, first awarded in 2008 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, was renewed in January 2015. Wagner is one of only 6 institutions in New York City currently recognized with the classification.
Wagner College ranked very high on the list of colleges chosen by students who were admitted to more than one school, according to the 2015 Parchment Student Choice College Rankings. Wagner ranked #6 on the list of 261 schools granting master’s degrees, and #91 on the overall list of 726 institutions nationwide.
For the second year in a row, Wagner College appeared on the Forbes 2014 Top Colleges list, produced in partnership with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. The Forbes list emphasizes “output over input,” looking at things like graduation rates and alumni salaries rather than incoming freshmen SAT scores.
Money magazine released its first-ever national ranking of best-value colleges — and Wagner College ranked in the top third among all colleges and universities across the country, big and small, public and private, Ivy and otherwise.
The salaries of Wagner College alums ranked #14 among grads of colleges and universities in New York State, according to PayScale’s 2014-15 College Salary Report. Wagner College ranked 61st nationwide for Return On Investment among private nonprofits.
Wagner College has been ranked among the Highest ROI Colleges in New York state by the nonprofit organization Affordable Colleges Online. Wagner was one of just 84 colleges and universities statewide that were tagged for their high Return On Investment.
The National League for Nursing named Wagner College’s Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing a 2012-2016 Center of Excellence in Nursing Education — one of only 17 collegiate nursing programs in the U.S. so designated.
G.I. Jobs magazine ID's Wagner as a Military Friendly School for the 2nd year in a row; list recognizes schools "that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students."
In May 2005, Wagner College’s Board of Trustees voted to make an institutional commitment to Project Pericles, choosing an educational model designed for “social responsibility and civic concern” that would impact all campus constituents.
TIME MAGAZINE 'COLLEGE OF THE YEAR' FINALIST, 2001. Wagner College was one of the four finalists in the liberal arts colleges category for Time magazines' 2001 "College of the Year" accolade. That year's distinction was especially valuable to Wagner, because the focus was on "colleges that know how to help newcomers survive and thrive." Wagner College was selected as a finalist because of its first-year program of small, interdisciplinary learning communities that give incoming freshman a "home" within the college from day one. The College of the Year results were published in Time magazine's Sept. 10, 2001 issue. They were overshadowed by the tragic events that unfolded the next day: the terrorists attacks that, a decade later, are still referred to simply as "9/11".