For 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.
Wagner 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.
The 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.
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.
Wagner 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.
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".