December 9, 2019

High marks from add to national rankings earned earlier this fall from U.S. News & World Report, WalletHub, and NJBIZ.

Centenary University can now add a national ranking from to the growing list of prestigious college polls that have recognized Centenary for overall excellence and specific programs this fall.

Centenary was the only New Jersey institution included in’s listing of the Best Online Business Degree Programs, spotlighting 50 online programs across the nation. The annual ranking recognizes universities for high quality business programs that are accessible and affordable. Centenary was cited for its flexible online and blended programs for both undergraduate and graduate students, including accounting and business administration degrees with concentrations in areas such as data analytics, management, and social media marketing.

The recognition from is the fourth major accolade received by the University this fall. Centenary was also recently cited in rankings by U.S. News & World Report, WalletHub, and NJBIZ.

“These rankings have reinforced the pride students and alumni feel for Centenary University,” said Amy D’Olivo, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs. “It’s gratifying that so many institutions are recognizing what we have known all along—Centenary offers outstanding opportunities that propel our graduates to extraordinary career success.”

WalletHub, a leading personal finance website, named Centenary the sixth best among the state’s colleges and universities. The website’s annual rankings determine the top-performing schools at the lowest possible cost to undergraduates, considering data including selectivity, student-faculty ratio, cost and financing, graduation rate, and career outcomes.

In addition, NJBIZ included Centenary among the top three MBA programs in the state, based on the votes of readers. The University’s third place ranking reflects the excellence of its MBA program and the high level of satisfaction of alumni and students.

Earlier this fall, U.S. News & World Report ranked Centenary 34th among Top Performers on Social Mobility—Regional Universities North. New in 2020, this category recognizes schools that are successful in advancing the social mobility of economically challenged students through programs that support retention and, ultimately, lead to higher graduation rates. Centenary placed sixth among the 11 New Jersey universities ranked in this category. Centenary also climbed 23 places in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges—Regional Universities North category, placing 119th overall and eighth in New Jersey.

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix provides an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world. The University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township. The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs at two locations, Parsippany and Edison, as well as online and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.

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