Points of Pride

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College Excellence

  • College of Saint Elizabeth recognized in the 2020 Edition of Best Value Colleges in the categories of Family & Consumer Science (Foods & Nutrition), Health Professions and Psychology.
  • 2019 recipient of the Lee Noel-Randi Levitz Retention Excellence Award for its achievements in supporting student success and completion through FASTRAK, a literacy-intensive summer bridge program.
  • U.S. News & World Report "Best Ethnic Diversity", "Regional Universities in the North" and "Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs"
  • Money magazine's "Best Colleges in 2018" list
  • Washington Monthly named CSE among the top 100 schools on both "Best Master's Universities" (#98 out of 695 nationwide) and "Best Bang for the Buck – North" (#38 out of 400 in Northeast region).
  • 2019-2020 Colleges of Distinction, including in categories: Catholic Colleges and Universities, Education, Nursing and Career Development
  • TheBestSchools.org ranking of Best Online Master of Nutrition Degree Programs
  • Student to faculty undergraduate ratio 13:1; graduate 11:1
  • 12 NCAA Division III sports teams
  • 2017 National Science Foundation S-STEM (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) grant for undergraduate biology programs.

Student Achievement

  • 19 CSE students participated in the 2019 Northeast Regional Honors Council NRHC Conference
  • 34 of student-athletes were named to the NEAC 2018-19 scholar-athletes list
  • Men's basketball team received the prestigious 2019 Collegiate Basketball Officials Association's Met NJ Sportsmanship Award

Post-Graduation Success

  • 96% of the 2016 undergraduates were employed six months post-graduation or enrolled in graduate school.

Alumni Engagement

  • Alumni giving averages 14%; the national average is 8%.


  • 78% of full-time faculty have earned doctoral degrees.
  • Dr. Erin Lothes Biviano, assistant professor of theology recently published Inspired Sustainability: Planting Seeds for Action (Orbis 2016). She is also author of The Paradox of Christian Sacrifice: The Loss of Self, the Gift of Self (Herder and Herder, 2007).
  • Dr. Jim Ford, criminal justice professor, published Shift Work & Criminal Justice Professionals, a study of the mental, physical and domestic effects of eight or 12-hour shift work. (CreateSpace, 2017)
  • Dr. Patricia Heindel, dean of the school of arts and sciences, collaborated with Rutgers University to create the Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools to train teachers how to combat bullying through online courses. It is supported by a grant from NoVo Foundation.
  • Lynne McEniry, director of CSE's Conklin Academic Success Center, recently published her first book of poetry: Some Other Wet Landscape. (Get Fresh Books LLC, 2017)
  • Dr. Nicole Anderson Yanoso, assistant professor of history recently published The Irish and the American Presidency (Transaction Publishers, 2016).

Service and Social Justice

  • 80% of undergraduate students participate in service-learning.
  • Participated in over 6,700 hours of community service in 70 different community agencies and 11 schools.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2017 National Science Foundation S-STEM (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) grant for undergraduate biology programs.
  • 2016 awarded the Graphic Design USA Award for web redesign.
  • Provident Bank Foundation Signature Award 2016 for enhancements to the Experiential Learning Center.