Awards & Accolades

Over the past decade, Chatham has been recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for its achievements in academics, sustainability, and inclusion and community engagement.  


  • Chatham is consistently ranked as a best college by U. S. News & World Report. Chatham is also frequently ranked in the U.S. News & World Report as a Best Value School and a Top Performer in Social Mobility in the same category.
  • Chatham University has been recognized as a College of Distinction, which recognizes colleges focusing on excellence in engagement, teaching, community, and outcomes – the aspects that have been shown to result in effective undergraduate education.
  • Chatham has a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, the most prestigious national undergraduate honors society.
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society named Chatham to its Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways Chatham has created to support transfer students.
  • Chatham’s online programs are routinely ranked as one of the “Best Online Colleges” by the U.S. News & World Report. 


Inclusion & Community Engagement

Additional Honors