Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

William Paterson University

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

William Paterson University

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Under the extraordinary leadership of President Kathleen Waldron, William Paterson University (WP) in Wayne, New Jersey is a public, residential institution that offers an outstanding and affordable education to a diverse student body of more than 11,000 through baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs. Located in the suburbs of northern New Jersey, the 370-acre campus is just 20 miles from New York City and adjacent to 1,200 acres of woodlands and hiking trails.

The University fosters a supportive environment for faculty and student collaboration particularly in the area of research. Experiential learning and practical opportunities for students are actively encouraged. The University earned recognition for the diversity focus of its teacher preparation programs and is ranked among the best programs in the country for professional sales and financial planning. Tbe University continues to be accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education through 2021. The College of Education has been reaccredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through 2019. William Paterson's Cotsakos College of Business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, representing the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

The University challenges students to high levels of intellectual and professional accomplishment and personal growth in preparation for careers, advanced studies and productive citizenship. Faculty and staff use innovative approaches to research, learning and student support to expand students' awareness of what they can accomplish. The University Core Curriculum prepares students for personal well-being, expression, ways of knowing, diversity and justice, community and civic engagement and global awareness. Students can choose from a wide range of undergraduate degrees offered by five colleges: Arts and Communication, Cotsakos College of Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences and Science and Health.

The University has a number of degree programs in growing fields, including criminology and criminal justice, sport management and communication/ broadcast production. …

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