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Our People Make Us More Than a Great University

Western New England University is much more than its educational offerings; its strength is found in the individuals who educate and support students to thrive in our learning community. We attract students who are hard working, ambitious, curious, and caring with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. They excel in our close-knit campus where they find the confidence to push their abilities to conquer new challenges and think critically about the world around them and their place in it. Join them and prepare to do more, achieve more, and be more than you ever imagined.

Honors and Awards

Honorary degrees are awarded to those who exemplify the core values of our institution and who inspire us to realize our own potential. President’s Medallion Award and citations are bestowed upon individuals and groups who have distinguished themselves in a particular field or in service to an important cause. We celebrate our outstanding faculty with awards for teaching excellence.



Many prestigious accrediting bodies recognize Western New England University’s commitment to excellence. In fact, we’ve received some of the most respected accreditations in the world.



  • A Bright Future Ahead

    The year 2019 marked our Centennial and we celebrated this milestone in a big way. With a historic century behind us, we now look forward to a bright future ahead under the leadership of Dr. Robert E. Johnson, sixth president of Western New England University.

    From our modest beginnings in 1919 as a satellite division of Northeastern College (University) to our first charter as a distinct college in 1951, to our transition to a comprehensive university in 2011, Western New England has evolved into a leader in higher education, attracting students from around the globe. At the dawn of its second century, WNE is rising to meet the moment of unprecedented change as a model for the "New Traditional University," one renowned for graduating students who are both work-ready and world-ready, prepared to contribute to society and a constantly-evolving workforce.