History of Our University
Nestled in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit university dedicated to freedom of inquiry, the pursuit of wisdom, integrity and truth, and the personal growth and development of all who share in its life. The University of Scranton was founded in 1888 as Saint Thomas College by the first bishop of Scranton.
Today The University has more than 42,000 graduates, with a current population of approximately 6,000 students, including adult, part-time and graduate students. The professors are known for their excellence in teaching and for the personal attention they give to students. Of our 281 faculty members, 88 percent hold doctoral or other terminal degrees in their field. With outstanding online communication tools, students have ample opportunity to ask questions, participate in research and meet with faculty.
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With 19 NCAA varsity sports programs that compete in the Landmark Conference, The University of Scranton gives its students and supporters plenty to cheer about. The Royals have achieved impressive results, most notably two NCAA Division III championships in men’s basketball, as well as two additional Final Four appearances. The University of Scranton sets the standard for excellence on and off the field. Click here for the latest news about the Royals.
Important Accreditation Information
The University of Scranton's education programs are nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the university is regionally accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The College of Graduate and Continuing Education is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
College of Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog
For more detailed information on curriculum, course content and learning outcomes, please refer to The University of Scranton’s Graduate Studies Catalog *.
For additional information on The University’s history, mission, resources and services, please refer to The University of Scranton Student Handbook *.
For policies on The University of Scranton’s Education Online programs (SEOL), refer to the SEOL Policy booklet *.
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