Rankings MPA | Rutgers Online


Rutgers is routinely recognized for its rigorous academic standards and consistent history of growth and achievement.
  • Top 25 “Public National Universities” (U.S. News & World Report: America’s Best Colleges)
  • No. 4 among the nation “Best for Vets” (Military Times Edge)
Rutgers University-Newark is listed in the top tier among national universities:
  • No. 1 – Most Diverse National University in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Top National University – “Best Bang for the Buck,” a category that shows “which schools get their students over the finish line at a reasonable price.” (Washington Monthly)
  • No. 13 in the U.S. among national universities for “social mobility," a measure used to “give colleges credit for enrolling many low-income students and helping them earn degrees.” (Washington Monthly)
  • Ranked 12th in the nation by Value Colleges Top 50 Best Value Online MPA Programs of 2016
U.S. News & World Report ranks Rutgers SPAA:
  • No. 7 in Information and Technology Management
  • No. 13 in Public Management/Administration
  • No. 18 in Public Finance and Budgeting
  • No. 11 in City Management and Urban Policy
  • No. 17 in Nonprofit Management
  • No. 34 in Public Affairs
  • No. 28 in Public Policy Analysis