The University of Scranton is a private, nationally recognized Catholic and Jesuit learning institution located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1888 as Saint Thomas College by the Most Reverend William G. O’Hara, the first Bishop of Scranton, the school achieved university status in 1938 after which it was renamed University of Scranton. Initially run by the Diocese then the Christian Brothers from 1888 to 1942, management of the school was then offered to the Society of Jesus by Bishop William Joseph Hafey. Today, the University of Scranton is a renowned coeducational university included in the 28-member Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.
Accredited regionally by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the University of Scranton is made up of four colleges; namely, College of Arts and Sciences; Kania School of Management; Panuska College of Professional Studies; and College of Graduate and Continuing Education. It offers Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees in 57 majors and also grants Master of Arts, Science, Business Administration, Nursing, Health Administration, Occupational Therapy, and Education in 24 fields of study.
To insure that good quality higher education is made accessible to students anywhere they are, the university also offers online degree programs via Scranton Online. Just like its on-campus counterpart, Scranton Online offers quality degree programs like MBA-General; MBA-Enterprise Resource Planning Specialization; MBA-Healthcare Management Specialization; MBA-Operations Management Specialization; Master’s in Human Resources.
Cost of tuition for undergraduate students is US$34,234 and for graduate students, US$837 per credit. Financial aid is extended via loans and grants.
U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” ranked the University of Scranton among the 10 top master’s universities in the north; while the Princeton Review ranked Scranton’s business school among the “Best Business Schools” in the U.S.