Wilkes University

Accreditation and Rankings

Accreditation and Rankings


Wilkes is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Professional accreditations include:

  • American Chemical Society
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacist Commission on Credentialing
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice/, and post graduate APRN certificate programs at Wilkes University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

*For more information about academic programs with accreditation or certification, please click here.

Rankings and Recognitions

For more than 80 years, Wilkes has been dedicated to the success of our students through academic excellence, educational access and increasing the return on their investment. Many renowned organizations have recognized our commitment. Read on for our national rankings and recognitions.

U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings

The Economist

  • 25th in the nation for economic value

U.S. News and World Report

Ranked for 16 consecutive years -- read more

  • Ranked #211 of national universities
  • Top performer for social mobility
  • A+ school for B students
  • Best undergraduate engineering program

Washington Monthly

The highest ranked institution in northeast Pennsylvania -- read more

  • Ranked #133 of national universities
  • Best bang for the buck

The Princeton Review

  • Best northeastern college

G.I. Jobs Magazine

  • Proud military friendly school for ten consecutive years -- learn why

CollegeNET Social Mobility Index

  • Top regional performer in educational access and opportunity

Brookings Institution

  • Ranked 14th overall in helping students improve their income after graduation -- read more

Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce

  • Top 10% in return on investment for graduates