Wagner College was ranked among the top 23% of northern regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Colleges rankings, released today.
Wagner was ranked among the top 39 colleges of the 175 ranked 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.
- Nearly three-quarters of all classes at Wagner College (73%) have fewer than 20 students.
- And Wagner has one professor for every 10 students.
INDIVIDUAL RANKING LISTS
Best Value School — For the fifth year in a row, Wagner College was included on the list of “Best Value Schools” among northern regional universities.
“Affordability matters in finding the best fit school,” U.S. News editors said to explain the Best Value Schools list. “To determine which colleges and universities offer the best values for students, U.S. News & World Report factors academic quality and cost after accounting for total expenses and financial aid.”
Best Nursing Programs — Wagner College’s Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing was ranked in the top half of all collegiate nursing programs in the country in a reputational list of undergraduate nursing programs. The list reflects a survey of deans and senior faculty members at 681 undergraduate nursing programs who were asked to rate the academic quality of peer institutions.
Top Performers on Social Mobility — For the first time, Wagner College was included on this ranking, which measures the extent to which schools enrolled and graduated students who received federal Pell Grants — those typically coming from households whose family incomes are less than $50,000 annually, though most Pell Grant money goes to students with a total family income below $20,000.