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Educational Partnerships

Widener University has partnered with numerous organizations to offer their employees substantial discounts on our powerhouse programs.

Employees—Advance Your Career While Working Full-Time

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Here's What's in Store for You

  • With a discounted tuition, your education is as cost-efficient as it is transformative. 
  • Study on your terms by choosing a program that works with your schedule—whether on evenings or weekends, online, on campus, or in a hybrid format. 
  • Connect with industry-shaping faculty that know the keys to success because they’ve achieved it themselves—and they’re always happy to share their insight. 
  • Engage with a diverse group of learners who embrace your unique perspective and share their own.

Find Your Organization to Discover Your Discount

Become an Employer Partner

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Why Partner with Widener?

We'll work with you to discover your organization's and employees' goals to find the right-fit opportunities and programs. In addition to our academic programs and campus resources, we'll also share the countless ways you can benefit from a Widener Pride partnership—whether through invitations to campus events, recruiting top-notch students through clinical placements and premier spots at our career fairs, taking the stage as a spotlight speaker at innovative, professional development workshops, and more. 

Employees from any organization, in any role, can contact Ryan Rhodes, Assistant Director of Recruitment & Outreach, to learn more: rprhodes@widener.edu.

Our Numbers Are Strong

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Top Tier University

Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

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National College of Distinction

Recognized for top-quality teaching, student engagement, and successful outcomes.

50+ Graduate & Professional Programs

offered across various disciplines.

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60,000+ Strong

Our Widener University and PMC network is one big family with more than 60,000 alumni around the globe. 

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A Culture of Equity & Inclusion

At Widener, our community is celebrated and encouraged to share their unique perspectives.

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A- Grade for Value

Named a top value college in Greater Philadelphia by Niche.com. 

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Top 25 in Nation

Our online bachelor's degree in organizational development & leadership was recognized as one of the 25 best programs in training and development for 2021. 

Best Masters in Social Work 2021

Best Trauma-Focused Program

Our MSW was ranked one of the best master's in social work programs in 2022 based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation. 

Best PhD in Psychology, Intelligent 2021

Ranked #2 PsyD in Nation

Based on its flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation 

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PA College of Distinction

A leading university for faculty mentorship, a vibrant campus community, and successful outcomes.

Intelligent Best MBA for Information Technology 2023

Best MBA in Information Technology

Recognized for best hybrid program based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation. 

Best Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Best Master of Science in Nursing

Recognized as the best hybrid MSN program based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation.

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Top College for Diversity

Widener received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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A Top MBA in PA

Recognized among the state's elite online MBA programs.

Grant Funding for Research

Widener manages $8-$10 million annually in grant funding for research and community programming.


Ponessa Behavioral Health’s partnership with Widener University gives our employees the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, through an inclusive academic community that values experiential learning, leadership, and a commitment to civic engagement. Ponessa Behavioral Health employees can obtain the knowledge, skills, and experiences, that are required to advance their careers, by taking advantage of Widener University’s distinguished academic programs.

Brittany Ponessa, Director of Recruitment and Communications, Ponessa Behavioral Health

Our partnership with Widener enables our team members to continue the educational opportunities they’ve always wanted to pursue, but they’re able to do so at their own pace and for a discounted cost.  The wide variety of academic areas of study that are available serves as a perfect fit given the wide range of professionals that our company employs – there’s something for everyone.  For these reasons and more, Monroe Energy is grateful for the opportunity to partner with one of the region’s best universities.

Dennis McFadden, Learning Programs Coordinator

Get in Touch

Want to join as an employer partner or learn more about our partnership discount and academic programs? We'd love to help!