Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University is a university that is recognized for its quality as one of the 50 Promising Indonesian Universities by the Directorate General of Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia, as well as being awarded 5 Outstanding Universities in the fields of Governance, Student Affairs, and Research and Community Services from Private University Coordination (Koordinasi Perguruan Tinggi Swasta or Kopertis in Bahasa Indonesia) Region 7 East Java. Based on the decree letter from the Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia, number 492.a / M / Kp / VIII / 2015 concerning Classification and Ranking of Universities in Indonesia 2015 (can be seen here) the following are achievements of WMSCU at the national level :

  • Ranked 28 out of a total of 3320 Universities (public and private universities) in Indonesia
  • Ranked 6th out of a total of all Private Universities in Indonesia

The ranking is based on 4 (four) criteria, namely:

  1. quality of human resources;
  2. quality of management;
  3. quality of student activities; and
  4. quality of research and scientific publications.

At the Region 7th of Private University Coordination level in East Java, WMSCU is always included in the top 5 (five) of Leading Universities as evidenced by successive Higher Education Awards since 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 to 2015. Following are the Achievement Data 2015 East Java Kopertis VII Level UKWMS from a total of 331 Private Universities in all East Java provinces:

  1. University with the the Highest Internal Research Done Category : 3rd Place
  2. University who Received the Most Research Grants from the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education Category : 8th Place
  3. The Highest Webometric Ranking Category  : 2nd Place
  4. The Most International Cooperation Category : 2nd Place
  5. The Most Full Lecturer with Professor Title Category: 9th Place
  6. The Number of Study Programs with the Accreditation of A Category: 10th Place
  7. The Highest Number of Student Achievement at the National level Category : 4th Place
  8. The Highest Number of Student Achievement at the International Level Category : 1st Place