Wilkes University: Personal Engagement At Its Best
Founded in 1933, Wilkes University has provided generations of students with the experience, hands-on learning and education necessary to lift careers, inspire intellectual development and improve personal growth. The school’s main campus is situated in the heart of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a city of 41,000 that’s about 2.5 hours from Manhattan and Philadelphia. In addition, Wilkes offers programs in Muscat, Oman, in over 40 school districts, has a location in the Pocono Region of Pennsylvania and is now proud to offer programs in Mesa, Arizona.
Mentorship is at the heart of the Wilkes educational experience. It’s what makes Wilkes unique and prepares its students for future roles and success. Wilkes University’s site in Mesa is an exciting opportunity to extend the Wilkes commitment to mentoring and personal engagement to Arizona residents.
Wilkes’ personalized approach is part of the institution’s DNA. It is central to the university’s mission and vision of liberally educating students for lifelong learning and success in a constantly evolving world. At Wilkes, students can expect a unique type of personalized education that is the hallmark of being a “small university.”
Wilkes’ small size can yield big advantages on the world stage. The school is routinely recognized as an elite institution, even among national academic heavyweights. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Wilkes University as one of the fastest-growing universities for the period from 2004 to 2009. U.S. News and World Report consistently names Wilkes as one of the nation’s best universities. The prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute has recognized Wilkes University as one of “the nation’s best undergraduate institutions” in awarding a $1 million grant to creatively engage students in biological sciences. Wilkes was one of just 48 institutions to receive this award in 2008.
In addition, G.I. Jobs magazine named Wilkes University to its 2011, 2012 and 2013 list of “Military Friendly Schools.” This list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s service members and veterans as students.
Wilkes is an economic engine in Wilkes-Barre, providing an estimated $200 million in economic impact each year. Wilkes also has a great history of partnering with its companion city to help spur economic development and the institution is ready to do the same in Arizona. Wilkes leaders and students will coordinate with city officials on initiatives aimed at helping businesses grow. By fostering an innovative, creative and entrepreneurial culture, this campus will graduate students who can make a difference in the community and world.
Starting in January 2013, Wilkes will offer master’s degrees in:
• Business Administration (MBA)
• Creative Writing (M.A./M.F.A.)
In fall 2013, additional master’s degrees will be offered in:
• Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
• Engineering Management (M.S.)
• Classroom Technology (M.S. Ed.)
• Teaching English as a Second Language (M.S. Ed.)
Bachelor’s degree programs, including those in business and engineering, will be offered in future semesters.