Villanova University collaborates with the University Alliance to offer online certificate programs through the Division of Part-Time and Continuing Studies and an online HR master’s degree through the Department of Graduate Studies, building upon the university's tradition of academic excellence. University Alliance is the nation's largest exclusive e-learning provider of degree and certificate programs from regionally accredited universities, with over 300,000 enrollments to date.
Villanova University, a coeducational Roman Catholic institution founded in 1842 by the priests and brothers of the Order of St. Augustine, welcomes students of all faiths. The university consists of five colleges: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The School of Business, The College of Engineering, The College of Nursing and The School of Law. It is the oldest and largest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For nearly two decades it has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 Master’s University in the Northern Region.
The university is widely recognized as a leader in online professional education, with tens of thousands of enrollments – including leaders from top organizations – and unparalleled academic and technical support. Located on a beautiful campus in Villanova, Pennsylvania (just outside of Philadelphia), Villanova is a traditional, fully accredited university offering bachelor's degrees in 53 fields and graduate degrees in 35 areas. The university has an outstanding full-time faculty of nearly 550 (90 percent of whom hold the highest degrees in their fields), along with hundreds of fully credentialed and experienced temporary and adjunct faculty. To date, more than 95,000 alumni have graduated from Villanova.
Villanova University Online is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The university and its programs have also been accredited by many other agencies, including AACSB International, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and the National Catholic Education Association.