Wagner College was ranked among the top 18 percent of northern regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings, released today.
Wagner was ranked #32 of the 179 top-tier regional universities in the northeastern United States.
Among Wagner’s strengths in the U.S. News rankings data were class size and faculty/student ratio.
Sixty-eight percent of classes at Wagner College have fewer than 20 students.
And Wagner has one professor for every 12 students.
Wagner College was also included on two specialty rankings lists:
- “Most Innovative Schools”
- “Best Value Schools”
“Wagner is truly one of the nation’s most innovative colleges, because our faculty collaborate so creatively in designing and delivering the curriculum while also connecting the coursework to the wider world through experiential learning and internships,” said Wagner College President Joel W. Martin, who joined the Wagner community during the summer of 2019. “I congratulate Wagner’s faculty and staff for their exceptional work, and I look forward to building upon this legacy of educational innovation and excellence so that the college reaches new levels of achievement.”
What is a ‘Most Innovative School’? U.S. News editors explain that, “in spring 2019, we asked top college officials to identify institutions in their Best Colleges ranking category that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities. The schools that received the most nominations for making promising changes on campus” were listed among the Most Innovative Schools.
What is a ‘Best Value School’? U.S. News editors say that their Best Value Schools are chosen by “taking into account a school’s academic quality … and the net cost of attendance. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal.”