Cabrini University is proud to be acknowledged for our dedication to our students and to our mission of providing an Education of the Heart.
Cabrini was named one of the 2017–18—Best Colleges by MONEY, a ranking that takes into consideration educational quality, affordability, and alumni success.
According to MONEY, these rankings are the "first to combine the most accurate pricing estimates available with all reliable indicators of alumni financial success, along with a unique analysis of how much 'value' a college adds when compared to other schools that take in similar students."
Drawing on research and advice of dozens of the nation’s top experts on education quality, financing, and value, MONEY's editorial team ranked comparable insitutions on three factors: quality of education, in which characteristics such as graduation rates, academic quality of the student body and faculty, and financial troubles were considered; affordability, in which characteristics such as the net price of a degree, student debt and repayment, and accessibility for low-income students were considered; and outcomes, in which characteristics such as alumni earnings and market value were considered.
Cabrini was named a 2017 Best Value School in PayScale's College ROI Report, an acknowledgment that Cabrini is setting up our alumni for success in the job market and providing the best monetary return on investing in a Cabrini education.
Based on data collected from the National Center for Education Statistics regarding enrollment, retention, graduation rate, tuition, and degrees, Cabrini ranked in Best College Review's Top 50 Best Small Colleges in the U.S. in 2017. According to Best College Review, Cabrini was recognized in part for its strong emphasis on social justice; Cabrini was one of the first universities to make community service a graduation requirement.
Cabrini was named a 2016–2017 College of Distinction, awarded for our "innovative application of high impact educational practices."
Colleges of Distinction are nominated by high school counselors and educators, and are then evaluated on key indicators including student engagement, student empowerment, and curricular innovation. Schools must demonstrate results across the Four Distinctions—Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes. Colleges that have distinguished themselves in each of the Four Distinctions and that have demonstrated dedication to enriching student outcomes through innovative learning opportunities are then invited to join Colleges of Distinction.
The annual process to select the nation’s Colleges of Distinction also includes a review of each institution’s first-year experience, as well as its general education program, strategic plan, and alumni success and satisfaction measures.
Cabrini also received the College of Distinction badges for Business and Education for its first-rate programs and recognized professional accreditations in these fields.
Cabrini was named a 2017 Best Value Top College by Educate To Career on its College Rankings Index, the only system that rates colleges by the Economic Value Added delivered to graduates. The ETC College Rankings Index compares each college's record for improving the labor market outcomes for students, quantifying skills like workforce preparedness, maximization of earnings, and employability.
Cabrini was named a 2016 Military Friendly® School on Victory Media’s Military Friendly® rating list for providing civilian opportunities for veterans.
The list recognizes colleges and companies with leading programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces leaving military service, and military spouses.
Cabrini was rated for its on-campus support, graduation and employment outcomes, military spouse policies, small class size, psychological services, and the overall feel of community in every student interaction.
The Corporation for Community and National Service has honored Cabrini with:
- The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
- The President’s Higher Education Interfaith Community Service Honor Roll
- The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll (Education)
These awards recognize institutions of higher education that support exemplary community‑service programs.
Cabrini also has been recognized for community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.