It's Time for Bigger Goals

We offer 85+ undergraduate majors and 110 graduate and certificate programs across 10 schools. Our highly respected professional programs have garnered numerous accolades and rankings, including our No. 1 One-Year MBA — which is why we're ready with an education that's everything you need, and more than you imagined.
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Impressive in a Variety of College Rankings

#4Service rank among Pennsylvania universities

#52Best Undergraduate Nursing Program Nationally

#46University's Earning Power Nationally

Meet Alec

Alec Watts is a student in our No. 1 ranked One-Year MBA Program in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. Alec always knew he wanted to pursue a master's degree, but it took having a job in the oil and gas industry, and a road trip out west, to connect his passion for and the importance of sustainability with his future aspirations.

Our Rankings

At Duquesne, we have the breadth and depth to make the most of your goals, as evidenced by just some of our achievements below. As mentioned, Alec is enrolled in the program Corporate Knights magazine has ranked as the No. 1 One-Year MBA program in the United States and No. 7 in the world in its Better World MBA rankings, which represents the top 40 programs from 10 countries.

Other notable rankings include:

U.S. News and World Report

Washington Monthly

  • Duquesne's service rank is No. 63 nationally and No. 4 among Pennsylvania universities.
  • Earning power for Duquesne ranks No. 46 nationally and No. 5 in Pennsylvania.
  • Duquesne is listed among "Best Bang for the Buck" schools in Northeast

Princeton Review

Other Rankings of Note

  • The Wall Street Journal ranked Duquesne No. 143 among the top 400 universities in the country and in the top 13 schools ranked from Pennsylvania.
  • Money magazine listed Duquesne University in its Best Colleges in America 2023 rankings.
  • FORTUNE magazine ranked Duquesne University #5 for Best Online Master's in Nursing (MSN) Program for 2022.
  • Duquesne ranked #3 in the Northeast in a recent workforce analysis focused on R2 institutions producing the most high-earning female alumni under 40 in the United States. 
  • For 2022, ranked Duquesne at No. 59 among its Best Catholic Colleges in America, and No. 4 in Pennsylvania. Additionally, Niche gave Duquesne an A+ in Best College Locations, an A for Value and an overall A- among colleges and universities in the nation.
  • Duquesne University (#1) and the School of Nursing achieved Top 10, gold-level rankings as both a Military Friendly® and Military Spouse Friendly®  School for 2022-23.
  • Duquesne is the first university in the nation to offer combined biomedical engineering and nursing dual degree (BS-BSN).
  • Also, Duquesne is the first university in the nation to offer an online Ph.D. in nursing (1997) and first in Pennsylvania to grant a BSN degree (1937).