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University Rankings and Recognition

Few colleges and universities in the U.S. offer the program quality and prestige that The University of Scranton provides. We have been awarded the highest honors and rankings by respected organizations including The Princeton Review, US News & World Report, Entrepreneur, Forbes and the AACSB International. Here’s what the professionals say about The University of Scranton:


Forbes named The University of Scranton as one of the Americas Best Value Colleges and as a Top College in the Northeast in their 2017, rankings report. The University of Scranton was also among the elite universities included in The Princeton Review’s list of “The Best 379 Colleges,” 2015 edition.


Accounting.com named the Online Masters of Accountancy program in their #5 Best Online Masters of Accounting list, while the Online Master’s in Human Resources was named as a top program by BestColleges.com.


The University of Scranton's MBA program is among the top 15 in the nation for general management according to a national ranking of business schools published by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. For the past 12 years, The Princeton Review has included The University of Scranton among its “Best Colleges.” Outstanding academics is the primary criteria for inclusion in the book, which lists only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges.


In national 2017 rankings of best colleges in the nation, U.S. News & World Report ranked The University of Scranton as the #6 Best Regional School in the North, one of the Top 25 Best Value Schools and as one of the Top 100 Online MBA Programs.


For the tenth consecutive year, The Princeton Review ranks The University of Scranton's business school among the "Best Business Schools" in the United States, based on a survey of more than 19,000 current MBA students (2015). In its profile of The University of Scranton, the Princeton Review touted the University's Jesuit influence for adding "an element of social responsibility" to the Kania School of Management while also noting the simulated stock trading floor, the "outstanding professors who take pride in teaching," and the "excellent learning atmosphere, where everyone is friendly and willing to help."


For the 21st consecutive year, US News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2015 edition ranked The University of Scranton among the 10 top master's universities in the north, the survey's largest and most competitive region. For ten consecutive years, The University of Scranton has ranked among Universities-Masters in the North in the category "Great Schools at a Great Price," which relates academic quality to the cost of attendance.


AACSC LogoThe University of Scranton's business school, the Kania School of Management, is among only 5 percent of educational institutions worldwide offering business degrees that have achieved the distinction of accreditation by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Institutions that earn AACSB accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.

AACSB International accreditation signifies that business schools:

  • Manage resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission
  • Advance business and management knowledge through faculty scholarship
  • Provide high-caliber teaching of quality and current curricula
  • Cultivate meaningful interaction between students and a qualified faculty
  • Produce graduates who have achieved specified learning goals

Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

Our Jesuit Tradition
The University of Scranton’s Jesuit tradition and history extends back nearly 500 years to the teachings, life and insights of Saint Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556). As one of 28 Jesuit schools in the United States, we belong to an elite group that continues this dedication to developing the whole person. Our nurturing environment invites students of all traditions to a maturing of faith, self knowledge, respect for the dignity of themselves and others, a devotion to justice, a commitment to serving the poor, and a passion for truth, reflection, and lifelong learning. These personal characteristics give Jesuit graduates the foundation they need to succeed in their personal, public, and professional lives.

The University of Scranton is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Discover how an online degree program from The University of Scranton can make a difference in your life. Request more information or speak with one of our Program Managers at 866-373-9547.