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Student Success and Outcomes

Outcomes that Matter Matter

Western New England University's tradition of excellence goes beyond the classroom, and we're proud to deliver a quality, personalized education to all students. Beyond mere statistics, each data point embodies the stories of triumphant students and graduates who have carved remarkable paths, seizing opportunities, and thriving in their chosen fields. Discover the transformative impact of our institution, where return on investment transcends beyond financial gains, encompassing personal growth, fulfillment, and a future that knows no bounds.

Top 10 U.S. News & World Report ranks WNE as a top performer in Social Mobility, placing WNE in the top 10 National Universities in Massachusetts for this category. –U.S. News & World Report 2022-23
Top 6% WNE's ranking from Georgetown University's study which measured colleges & universities by their student's ROI
$106K Median, Mid-Career Income for WNE Alums in 2020-2021 —
98% Graduates from the Class of 2022 employed or offered employment within 6 months of graduation

A Greater Degree of Impact Impact

princeton-review-logo.pngSchool of Law Recognized as One of the Nation's Best Law Schools by The Princeton Review for 2023

Western New England University's School of Law has recently earned a spot on The Princeton Review's highly acclaimed "Best Law Schools for 2023" list, solidifying its status as one of the best law schools in the country.

New-York-Times-Square-Logo.pngA Solid Investment in a Secure Future

Drawing data from Harvard's Opportunity Insights project, The New York Times ranked WNE 10th from a field of over 575 selective private institutions in the country, measuring factors that contribute to significant economic advancement (students rising from the bottom fifth of incomes to the top fifth as adults).

CEW-Blue.pngWNE Ranked Top 6% for Return on Investment

The rankings from Georgetown University follow the methodology of their report, A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges. Western New England University was ranked in the top 6% of colleges and universities by ROI—#1 in Springfield and 3rd in the Pioneer Valley behind Williams and Amherst Colleges.

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The WNE College of Engineering continues to be ranked in the top 100 Undergraduate Engineering (no doctorate) program category. This ranking is based on survey results conducted by U.S. News of deans and faculty members of undergraduate engineering programs at nationally ranked peer institutions accredited by ABET.

Rising to Meet Tomorrow Future

The future is always changing—from technology and science to marketing and the study of law. But whatever the world looks like when you graduate, at WNE, we will make sure you are ready for it. We will teach you how to learn, unlearn, and relearn concepts as information evolves. This will give you a solid foundation in what we know about the world today, while coaching you to shift gears and look ahead to new discoveries.

45,000+ Alumni who make up the Golden Bear Network—which connects graduates and students for networking and opportunities.
Carly Schneider was awarded a Brooke Owens Fellowship

Carly Schneider ’23

Industrial Engineering

Fishkill, NY

Carly Schneider was awarded a Brooke Owens Fellowship, a paid internship and executive mentorship program for exceptional undergraduate women and gender-minority students in Aerospace.

“Receiving this recognition made me feel so proud of myself and all of the work I have put into my school career up until this point,” said Carly. “Everything I am learning in the classroom now can (and will) be applied through this Fellowship, and I am so excited to see what that looks like
in practice.”

Selected for her talent, experience, commitment to service, and creativity, Carly will work at Relativity Space in Long Beach, CA, while also benefiting from industry workshops, professional mentorship, and a vast network provided by the fellowship.

Nick Massa ’13 is reaching for the stars working for SpaceX

Nick Massa ’13

Global Supply Manager at SpaceX

Hawthorne, California

While Nick Massa ’13 is reaching for the stars working for SpaceX as part of a classified project involving government satellites and communication, he got his start on the ground and in the classroom at WNE, where he honed the critical thinking and communication skills that would inform his innovative and collaborative mindset, as well as his determination to continuously provide value.

“I was the person who would sit in the front of the class and offer my opinions during discussions with my professors and classmates,” Nick said. “I learned that discourse is how we get to the source of the truth—the best ideas win out based on the case that you make. I used to meet my favorite professor outside of class to discuss ideas because he created an environment where different opinions were celebrated. I truly believe that is what set me up for success.”

Ready for What's Next Next

Meet MaryKate '23, a driven and talented alumna whose journey at WNE was nothing short of extraordinary. From the very beginning, WNE stood out as the perfect place for her to flourish, offering a dynamic environment where she could explore her passion for business and embrace new opportunities. The heart of MaryKate's success lies in WNE's commitment to hands-on learning experiences. With access to over 1,000 internship sponsors, she embarked on an incredible journey at a digital marketing agency, excelling to the point where they created a brand-new full-time position tailored to her unique talents–all before she graduated—a testament to the boundless possibilities that await our students.

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Start Your Path Begin Here

As you pursue your education at WNE, you will simultaneously explore career options that match both your interests and your talents. Because career planning is personal and unique to each student, you’ll have your own Career Counselor, who will not only get to know you and what you hope to achieve but will also help you form your game plan.

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