Awards and Rankings

Awards and Rankings

SRU is continually recognized with awards, rankings and other accolades from the top national publications, websites and other organizations that evaluate institutions and their academic programs. Below are some of these honors from the last year. Faculty, staff, students and alumni who are recognized with awards have their achievements shared on the News section of our website.

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“Best Colleges in the Northeast” by Princeton Review
Slippery Rock University has been recognized on the Princeton Review's "Best in the Northeast" list of the top colleges and universities in the region. Each year, the Princeton Review publishes the top institutions by region and SRU was among the more than 650 schools listed on the website's "2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region" resource.

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One of the best national colleges and universities by Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education
For a fifth straight year, Slippery Rock University was ranked in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2021. SRU was among 797 institutions ranked nationally by WSJ/THE, which started ranking colleges and universities in 2017 based on its four "pillars" of resources, engagement, outcomes and environment.

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“Best Regional Universities” and “Top Public Schools – Regional Universities” by U.S. News and World Report
Slippery Rock University is ranked among the "Best Regional Universities - North" and "Top Public Schools - Regional Universities (North)" on The U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings. SRU earned a spot on the publication's Best Regional Universities list for a 12th straight year in 2021.

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One of the best national colleges and universities  Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education
Best Regional Universities – North – U.S. News & World Report
Top Public Schools – Regional Universities (North) – U.S. News & World Report

Best in the Northeast – Princeton Review
College of Distinction (national, public, and Pennsylvania) – Colleges of Distinction
Best Public College in Pennsylvania for Getting a Job – Zippia
Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania – College Choice
Best Online Bachelor’s Programs – U.S. News & World Report
Best colleges in Pennsylvania – Intelligent.com
Most affordable master's degree programs – Intelligent.com
Most affordable colleges – Intelligent.com
Top Adult Degree Programs, 2021 – Abound: Finish College
Best Accredited Online Colleges in Pennsylvania – EDsmart
Career Development badge – Colleges of Distinction
Military Support badge – Colleges of Distinction
Equity & Inclusion badge – Colleges of Distinction
Military Friendly School, 2021-22, Gold status for Small Public School category – VIQTORY
One of North America’s “Cool Schools” – The Sierra Club
Named one of the nation’s “Greenest” colleges – Princeton Review, Guide to Green Colleges

 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Field of Study badge (business) – Colleges of Distinction
Best sport management degree programs – Intelligent.com

 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Field of Study badge (education) – Colleges of Distinction
Best master's in math education degree programs – Intelligent.com
Best master's in K-12 education degree programs – Intelligent.com
Best master's in special education degree programs – Intelligent.com
Best master's in elementary education degree programs – Intelligent.com
Best master's in education degree programs – Intelligent.com
Best master's in social studies programs – Intelligent.com
Best master's in secondary education degree programs – Intelligent.com

Best Bachelor's in Special Education Degree Programs – Study.com
Best Online Master's in Math Education Degree Programs – Intelligent.com
Best Online Master's in Special Education Degree Programs – Intelligent.com

 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH, ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

Field of Study badge (nursing) – Colleges of Distinction
Most Affordable Nursing Degrees in Pennsylvania – College Choice
Best Online Master’s in Actuarial Science – Best Masters Programs for 2021
Best master's in data science degree programs – Intelligent.com
Best master's in health informatics degree programs – Intelligent.com
Best master's in environmental management degree programs – Intelligent.com
Best RN to BSN programs – Intelligent.com

Best Online Master's in Health Informatics Degree Programs – Intelligent.com
Best Online RN to BSN programs – Intelligent.com
Top 25 Most Affordable Online RN to BSN Programs

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Best Online Master's Degrees in History – College Choice
Best Homeland Security Degrees – College Choice

Best Online Master’s Degree in History – College Consensus
Best history degree programs – Intelligent.com
Best master's in history degree programs – Intelligent.com
Best master's in reading and literacy degree programs – Intelligent.com
Best master's in law enforcement administration degree programs – Intelligent.com
Best master's in criminal justice degree programs – Intelligent.com
Best master's in English language learning degree programs – Intelligent.com
Best Bachelor's in Homeland Security Degree Programs – Study.com
Best Online Master's in English Language Learning Degree Programs – Intelligent.com
Best Online Master's in History Degree Programs – Intelligent.com
Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice Degree Programs – Intelligent.com
Best Online History Degree Programs – Intelligent.com
Best Bachelor's Degrees in Criminology – Study.com