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).
Student to faculty undergraduate ratio 13:1 - graduate 11:1
Fourth consecutive year of being named College of Distinction
Third year of being named Catholic College of Distinction
Ranked 14 in New Jersey by BestValueSchools.com
Ranked by Bestcolleges.com for M.S. in Food and Nutrition
Ranked third by AffordableCollegesOnline.org for best online master's in criminal justice
Top 15 in NJ for four-year undergraduate graduation rates
25% of traditional undergraduate students are enrolled in STEM programs
Ranked 8th in NJ for graduating low-income students, highest of all small private colleges.
Ranked in the top 100 nationwide for adult student programs and outcomes by Washington Monthly.
Twelve out of 15 EOF (Equal Opportunity Fund), 2016 graduates, are enrolled in graduate school.
Northeastern Athletic Conference Academic Achievement Award in 2016 for highest grade point average for student-athletes.
96% of the 2016 undergraduates were employed six months post-graduation or enrolled in graduate school.
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.
Who We Are
Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the College of Saint Elizabeth has a strong tradition of concern for the poor, for developing leadership in a spirit of service and social responsibility, and a commitment to the promotion of women as full partners in society.