Western New England College Ranking Profile

Founded in 1919, Western New England College (WNEC) is a private, independent, coeducational institution located in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. It offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Law, and Pharmacy.

Western New England College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The Bachelor of Social Work degree program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The School of Business is accredited by AACSB International. Curricula leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology.

The School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. It offers full- and part-time J.D. programs as well as a part-time LL.M. program.

The College's teacher education programs have been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Education and meet the standards of reciprocity of the Interstate Certification Compact.

In addition the College is a member of the Association of American Colleges, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the College Entrance Examination Board, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts.

Ranking Profile:

- Ranked 74th among Tier 1 Regional Universities (North) by US News 2012.

- In its annual "America's Best Colleges" ranking, U.S.News & World Report ranked Western New England College 62nd among the North Region's "Best Universities-Master's Category", those which provide a full range of bachelor's and master's programs (2010 edition).

- The College is featured in Colleges of Distinction, a college guide and website profiling institutions characterized as America's best values in higher education.

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