Skip to content
833-960-0139 833-960-0139

Accreditation & Accolades

At William Paterson University, we focus on experiential learning and providing students with preparation for career advancement.


  • William Paterson University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • William Paterson University’s Cotsakos College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • The College of Education at William Paterson University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is eligible for accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at William Paterson University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Our online programs are now enrolling. Get started today!

Apply Now »
08/18/20 Next Application Deadline
09/07/20 Start Classes


  • Ranked #24 among the “Top Public Schools, Regional Universities North” by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • Recognized among the “Top Performers on Social Mobility, Regional Universities North” by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • Honored as a Military Friendly® School by and included in their MFS Guide each year since 2011
  • William Paterson is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey, and a significant percentage of students are the first in their families to attend university. WP was recently designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution with over 30 percent of students claiming Hispanic heritage in fall 2018.

Need More Info?

Submit the form below, and a representative will contact you to answer any questions.

*All fields required.
or call 833-960-0139 833-960-0139
By submitting this form, I am providing my digital signature agreeing that William Paterson University (WP) may email me or contact me regarding educational services by telephone and/or text message utilizing automated technology or a pre-recorded message at the telephone number(s) provided above. I understand this consent is not a condition to attend WP or to purchase any other goods or services.

Ready to Begin?

Start your application today!

Apply Now »

Call 833-960-0139 833-960-0139

for help with any questions you have.