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Alumni Score a Touchdown for Student Success



Career-Clinching Success

Whether it’s garnering that first job, or continuing their education through advanced studies, William Paterson graduates are outpacing the national average in such outcomes six months after graduation across all of the University's academic colleges. 

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Supporting Adult Learners

WP's new College of Adult and Professional Studies, launching July 1, will serve more than 3,500 adult learners, a campus population that has doubled in recent years. Support services are tailored to those seeking career advancement or transition, often while balancing jobs and families.


Certified Experts

A variety of new alternate credentials, including a host of for-credit undergraduate certification programs ranging from healthcare ethics to podcasting, provide WP students with a competitive edge in their careers.

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Leader in the State

WP now boasts the largest nursing enrollment on any single college campus in New Jersey. Since 2019, the University's undergraduate nursing student enrollment has more than doubled, and graduate nursing student enrollment has quadrupled.

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Pioneer Pride

3,000 More WP Alumni

With three successful Commencement ceremonies in May—two graduate student ceremonies on campus on May 20 and the undergraduate ceremony at the Prudential Center in Newark on May 22—there was plenty to celebrate.

WP Accolades


A Champion for Diversity

The American Council on Education (ACE) bestowed a prestigious national award upon WP President Richard Helldobler: the 2024 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award, for his outstanding contributions and demonstrated sustained commitment to diversity in higher education. 


Highest National Honor

Jazz studies graduate Tyshawn Sorey '04 has won the 2024 Pulitzer Prize in music. A renowned multi-instrumentalist who is known for his prowess in both improvisational and experimental music, Sorey has performed around the world and released 13 critically acclaimed recordings.

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