Points of Pride
- For 19 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" guidebook has ranked the University among the 10 top master's universities in the North, the survey's largest and most competitive region. In the 2013 edition of "Best Colleges," Scranton placed 10th in the North. The University was one of just 27 institutions included in a national listing of “stellar examples” of schools with “A Focus on Student Success." In addition, Scranton was included in an online listing of just 49 “up and coming” colleges in the nation and was named in a listing of “A-Plus Schools for B Students.”
- The University'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 11 years, The Princeton Review has included Scranton among its “377 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.
- Scranton is one of only 100 colleges and universities in the nation to be named to Templeton Foundation’s Honor Roll of Character-Building Colleges.
- For five consecutive years, Scranton has ranked among the nation’s elite universities included in Forbes magazine’s online listing of “America’s Best Colleges.” The magazine ranked Scranton No. 293 among the 650 universities in the nation selected. The University is among 25 Jesuit institutions and 43 colleges in Pennsylvania to make the national ranking.
Computing Sciences Department
Our undergraduate programs in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems are based upon the curricula guidelines of the ACM and IEEE, and prepare students for careers in computing and for the life-long learning process that the discipline requires. Our graduate program in Software Engineering is based upon guidelines provided by the Software Engineering Institute, and provides graduate level preparation to those students seeking careers in modern software development. These programs are our first priority.
The Liberal Arts tradition of the University of Scranton emphasizes the importance of the Trivium; gathering, evaluating, and disseminating information. Today, computing and communications technology provide the fundamental means of accomplishing this. Our department plays an essential role in the development and delivery of general education and service courses that meet the needs of students in other disciplines.
Although our primary community is our campus community, the departments students and faculty develop methods to serve its local, regional, national, international, and professional communities as we