Pace students can be confident they will graduate from a reputable, recognized private university. Our administration, faculty, and student body works hard–and it shows! Here are some of our recent awards and rankings:

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranked Pace University as a top-35 performer in social mobility. Many other Pace programs have been individually ranked by the organization, including the University’s online bachelor’s degree programs which have been top-rated for twelve years in a row, scoring near the 90th percentile in 2023 for how well faculty are trained in distance education.

In 2024, U.S. News & World Report ranked Pace’s MSIT degree one of the Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs (#34) also ranked Pace’s MSIT degree one of the Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs for Veterans (#16). The MA in Homeland Security degree was ranked a Best Online Master’s Program in Criminal Justice (#40). More recently, Best Value Schools also ranks the BS in Professional Technology Studies a top-ten Best Cybercrime Degree Online.

The Equality of Opportunity Project

In a study using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pace was ranked first in New York and second in the nation for our ability to help students rise above the financial circumstances of their parents post-graduation.


The popular compensation and career website ranks Pace University in the top 9% of private US colleges that provide the best return on tuition investment.

Military Times

US service members and their families dedicate their lives to our country, so we are proud that our online bachelor’s degree programs were voted “Best for Vets” in 2017.


The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems is designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE), a quality standard employers recognize.

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