Awards And Recognition

Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Carnegie Foundation Logo(2020) Millersville University has been selected to receive the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. Millersville is one of only 243 institutions in the country that now hold the elective classification.

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U.S. News

(2020) The 2021 ranking from U.S. News & World Report puts Millersville University at #29 on the list of “best public universities in the north.”

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Insight into Diversity

(2020) Millersville received the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from “INSIGHT Into Diversity” magazine for the 9th consecutive year.

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Your Local Security
(2019) Millersville University (MU) has taken the top spot on Your Local Security’s list of the safest college campuses in Pennsylvania. The University was ranked #6 in the nation.

Military Friendly

Millersville University has been recognized by Military Friendly Schools as being among the top 20% of schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students. The ranking is based on military support on campus, academic credibility, percent of military students, the flexibility of military students and post-graduation employment rates of military students. This distinction further underscores Millersville's commitment to offering military students “the best services, programs, discounts, scholarships, clubs, networking and staff.”

Emergency Management - Online programs
(2020) MU ranked #1 for the top online master’s degree in emergency management, #16 for the top online colleges in the country and #22 for the top online master’s program in gifted and talented education. #16 for the top online colleges in the country and #22 for the top online master’s program in gifted and talented education.

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(2019) Millersville was recently ranked #16 on the list of Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania by the SR Education Group at Ranked for their alumni salaries and affordable tuition, the site lists Millersville with an annual tuition of $9,750 and a median salary for alums of $76,600.

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Gifted Education


best-online-masters-in-gifted-talented-education-600x530-269x238.pngMillersville University’s master’s degree in gifted education was ranked number 22 in the nation by

Early Education Program Ranked One of Best in Country’s 2020 Rankings for the Best Early Childhood Education Programs, puts Millersville University among the 50 best in the country. MU made the list at #35, one of nine schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to make the list.

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Pennsylvania Green Colleges LogoAs a member of the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium, Millersville is collaboratively helping at a state-wide level to conserve and protect our natural resources for the benefit of current and future generations. Learn more about our environmental stewardship

Second Nature
Millersville University was recognized by Second Nature for its climate change response efforts, receiving a “Cross-Sector Collaboration” award at the Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit.

Green Power Partner logoGreen Power Partnership
Millersville University’s Lombardo Welcome Center received a certificate of partnership from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership in recognition of efforts to help reduce the negative health impacts of air emissions through the use of green power.

Princeton Review Guide
(2020) For the sixth year in a row, Millersville University (MU) is deemed one of the most environmentally friendly colleges in the U.S., according to an October report in The Princeton Review Guide.

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grs-2019.jpgGreen Ribbon School
Millersville received award from the U.S. Department of Education as a Green Ribbon School.

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(2019) Millersville’s Respiratory Therapy program received the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

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(2019) Out of the top 10 online master’s degree programs in emergency management (MSEM) in the nation, Millersville University (MU) ranks number seven, according to

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(2019) Millersville University’s (MU) online master’s degree ranked 20 in the national survey.

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Great Colleges to Work For

Logo for Great Colleges to Work ForMillersville University was recognized in three categories for the prestigious “Great Colleges to Work For” award, presented by ModernThink.