Featured below are the awards and recognition we've received from national organizations who believe in the mission and value of an SJC education.
Saint Joseph's College has been named a best college in the Midwest and a top 10 value college in the Midwest in the 2013-14 edition of "Best Colleges" by US News Media Group.
The Princeton Review assists students with standardized test preparation and the college selection process. SJC is one of the schools on the site receiving the "Best in the Midwest" designation.
The Center for Student Opportunity recognizes SJC as a good value college for low-income, first-generation college-bound students.
Saint Joseph's College is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). A national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.
The nationally renowned Core Curriculum at Saint Joseph's College was honored as the cover article of the esteemed lay-Catholic independent journal Commonweal. The nationally distributed magazine featured an article on the Curriculum written by Dennis O'Brien, President Emeritus of the University of Rochester, who spoke on the College's campus in January 2007 on the relation of Catholicism to higher education, sponsored by the Commonweal Speakers Program.
Saint Joseph's College hosted the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education in October 2005. An individual, departmental accreditation agency that visits qualifying institutions on a nine-year basis, NCATE awarded SJC with an "unconditional" accreditation, the highest rating an institution can achieve.
The Board of Commissioners of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) formally granted specialized accreditation to SJC, capping a five-year process for one of the largest academic divisions at the College.
Barron's Best Buys in College Education, a well-known directory that aids parents and students in selecting institutions that offer first-class educations and competitive prices, recently included Saint Joseph's College in the publication's ninth edition.
SJC is nationally recognized for leadership in the development of student character.
The goal of the John Templeton Foundation's College and Character Initiative is to encourage colleges and universities to do as much as they can to reinforce the positive values instilled by parents, such as honesty, compassion, self-discipline, and respect. The initiative seeks to foster widespread conversations within the higher education community about character development and to inform college-bound students, parents, policy makers, and the general public about how colleges and universities, individually and collectively, are responding to this challenge.
The Templeton Guide: Colleges that Encourage Character Development profiles 405 exemplary college programs in ten categories that inspire students to lead ethical and civic-minded lives, as well as 50 college presidents selected for their leadership in this area and 100 colleges named to the Templeton Honor Roll.
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