Accolades and Honors

America's Best Colleges logo
Wagner, listed among the top 7 colleges in the country for
“Programs to Look For,” is #24 in U.S. News & World Report’s
“Best Colleges 2014” regional rankings.


Forbes Top Colleges issue coverFor the first time, Wagner College appeared on the Forbes 2013
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.


PrintWagner is ranked among the Best Northeastern Colleges for 2014
in Princeton Review's “Best 378 Colleges.” We also ranked #2 nationwide
for Best College Theater, and cited as a “Great School” for both Health
Services and Education majors.


PayScale square logoThe salaries of Wagner College alums rank in the Top 15% among graduates
of American colleges and universities, according to PayScale’s 2013 College
Salary Report. Wagner College alumni salaries ranked 215th out of the 1,511
institutions included in the PayScale list for this year.


AC-Online-High-ROI-Colleges-BadgeWagner 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.


2012 Washington Monthly rankings issue coverWagner College is ranked in the Top 15% in Washington Monthly's
2012 master’s universities rankings — up from its Top 20% placement
last year. The rankings are based on our contribution to the public good
in three broad categories: Social Mobility, Research and Service.


COE logo (button)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


NCATE (2)Wagner College's Education Department passed a rigorous
inspection by the National Council for Accreditation of
Teacher Education, winning reaccreditation through 2019


Military Friendly Schools 2012G.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"


Kiplinger Best List
For the first time, Wagner College appeared on Kiplinger’s list of
the top 100 best values in private universities, published in the
December 2010 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance


Open Doors
Wagner was ranked among the Top 40 master's-granting
colleges and universities in the United States for undergraduate
Study Abroad participation in 2010


Washington Center (button)
Wagner College won the second annual Higher Education
Civic Engagement Award, given by the Washington Center
for Internships & Academic Seminars


ACE logoA Wagner College course conducted simultaneously in two classrooms
on two continents won the American Council on Education's
“Bringing the World into the Classroom” competition


White HouseWagner College has won White House
community service honors for the
seventh year in a row (March 2013)


Cover (web)Wagner College makes CosmoGIRL! list of the
Top 100 Co-Ed Colleges in the country (2007)
in recognition of excellent women's sports,
leadership opportunities, and intimate class sizes.


AAC&UA first-year interdisciplinary learning community
is cited as a model of its type by an Association of
American Colleges and Universities science program.


LynneRobbins
Wagner College grounds crew wins Lynne Robbins
Steinman Foundation's Beautiful Staten Island
Award in recognition of our beautiful campus.


Hesburgh awardWagner's First-Year Program wins TIAA-CREF
Theodore M. Hesburgh Award, which recognizes
faculty development programs that enhance
undergraduate teaching and learning.


ProjectPericlesIn 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.


010910 Time magazine coverTIME 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".