Saint Peter’s University Ranks among the Top Three Colleges and Universities in the State by NJBIZ Readers

Jersey City, N.J. – December 10, 2019 – Saint Peter’s University is proud to announce that it was ranked among the best in the state of New Jersey by NJBIZ readers in the 2019 NJBIZ Reader Rankings survey. Saint Peter’s was ranked second in all three higher education categories, which included the best college or university, the best accounting degree program and the best M.B.A. program.

“The biggest advocates for Saint Peter’s University are our community members – our students, alumni, faculty and staff, friends and neighbors,” said Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., president of Saint Peter’s University. “We are proud to have surged in this year’s NJBIZ Reader Rankings survey thanks to the support from our Saint Peter’s family.”

The NJBIZ Reader Rankings award program began in 2017 and was designed to recognize the regard that NJBIZ readers have for the businesses in their communities. The annual survey features more than 60 categories and identifies leaders in a variety of industries ranging from banking, finance, insurance, education, health care, philanthropy, real estate and more. Three winners are selected in each category based on the number of votes that are received by NJBIZ readers.

The latest rankings not only reflect positively on the University as a whole, but also on the new Frank J. Guarini School of Business and its M.B.A. and accountancy programs.

The M.B.A. program offers courses that are available on-campus, online and in hybrid formats. The program can be completed in as little as 18 months and features personalized advisement throughout, faculty who are industry experts, small class sizes and the ability to transfer or waive credits from prior coursework.

The accountancy program has earned a reputation for developing accomplished graduates in one of the greatest business regions in the country, the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. Saint Peter’s offers a five-year combined B.S./M.S. degree in accountancy and a certificate program that enables students who have completed an undergraduate major in accountancy to earn the additional credits needed to sit for the CPA exam.

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