Your Path to Professional Fulfillment Starts Here
William Paterson University is an institution of first choice for students committed to transforming their lives and making a difference. Our affordable and flexible online programs empower you with the tools and knowledge to meet your personal and professional goals. Our coursework is delivered in a convenient online format, enabling you to balance career and family obligations.
Ranked #24 among the “Top Public Schools, Regional Universities North” by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
Honored as a Military Friendly® School by MilitaryFriendly.com and included in their MFS Guide each year since 2011
Third Most Diverse
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 a Hispanic-Serving Institution with over 30 percent of students claiming Hispanic heritage in fall 2018.
*Students without pre-requisite foundation courses may require additional credits.
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Join WP’s legacy of successful alumni
You can find nearly 80,000 William Paterson alumni throughout New Jersey, the nation, and the world, using their degrees and experiences as a springboard to professional accomplishment and personal growth. They are leaders in the arts, business, healthcare, sports, entertainment, the media, and education. They are public servants, artists, musicians, teachers, scientists, television personalities, authors, politicians, crime fighters, and entrepreneurs. Their achievements reflect our commitment to preparing you for success in your career, community, and life.
In addition to our online programs, William Paterson University offers other programs to meet the needs of the lifelong learner. For more information about our additional programs, visit the Academic Programs index page at William Paterson.