Albertus Magnus College Again Included in Annual US News & World Report Rankings
Top 100 Ranking in the North Continues; College Lauded for Upward Social Mobility and Student Body Diversity
New Haven, Conn., September 12, 2022 – Albertus Magnus College is once again recognized
by US News & World Report in its 2022-2023 college rankings. For the fifth consecutive year, the values and
liberal arts-based College scored as a Top 100 Regional University in the North out
of the thousands of institutions surveyed. A major contributor to the College’s continued
Top 100 inclusion is its graduation rate, outperforming the publication’s predicted
graduation rate for Albertus by more than 20-percent.
The 2022-2023 rankings again feature Albertus as a “Top Performer in the Social Mobility” category, for its success in graduating low income students who received Federal Pell Grants. Albertus also was included in a new US News category, “Campus Ethnic Diversity,” which focuses on the likelihood of students meeting and interacting with students from different racial and/or ethnic groups different from than their own—in this new metric, Albertus ranks among the top 12-percent of all institutions in the Regional Universities North category.
“Before being elected as President at Albertus, I spent nearly three decades working in the college admissions world,” noted Albertus President, Marc M. Camille, Ed.D. Throughout those years and continuing to today, I’ve observed the heightened frenzy around the various college rankings. On the one hand, they serve one source of information for potential college students and their families. However, college rankings cannot answer whether a particular college is the right fit for an individual student. When I review these latest US News rankings and where Albertus was singled out, I note the overall recognition for the College and the particular focus on our graduation rate, success in educating students from lower socioeconomic statuses, and our student body diversity. Outcomes, education access, diversity as a marker of institutional excellence... these are among the important, valuable factors for a right fit college. I’m proud to lead Albertus Magnus College, and I’m pleased with the expanding external recognition of our time-tested, values- and liberal arts-based education.”
The 2022-2023 US News accolades arrive shortly after the Albertus Class of 2026, whose members started their classes on August 29 and continue the College’s growing demand for admission. Of the 194 first-year and transfer students, 9-percent are enrolled in the College’s Honors Program and 85-percent qualified for substantial merit-based scholarships. More than half of the newest Albertus students come from minority backgrounds and are the first in their family to pursue college degrees, while nearly the same percentage will be competing as Fearless Falcons on one of the College’s 16 NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics teams.
About Albertus Magnus College
About Albertus Magnus College: Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.