Albertus Magnus College Again Recognized by US News & World Report
Top 100 School in the North; A Top Performer in Social Mobility
New Haven, Conn., September 13, 2021 – Albertus Magnus College is once again recognized by US News & World Report in its 2022 college rankings. For the fourth consecutive year, Albertus scored as a Top 100 Regional School in the North and was named a Top Performer in the Social Mobility category, which recognizes the College for its success in graduating low income students who receive federal Pell Grants.
“Even during these most challenging times, whether they be economic or mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Albertus Magnus College is in the midst of a dramatic period of enrollment growth,” said President Marc M. Camille, Ed.D., who became the College’s 14th President in 2017. “Over the course of the past three years, we’ve enrolled the three largest classes in the College’s history, and our community’s efforts have helped us realize important gains in student retention. We’re proud that students choosing an Albertus education continue to mirror the diversity of our nation, and our graduates are continuing to do exceptionally well in finding that first job or going on to graduate programs. The continued recognition by US News is another testament to the promise of an Albertus values- and liberal arts-based education.”
With Albertus’ bucking national enrollment decline trends in recent years, the roughly 225 members of this fall’s entering class have been dubbed “The Centennial Class,” recognizing that their graduation year of 2025 will be during the College’s 100th Anniversary celebration. Nearly 50-percent of the Class of 2025 elected to live on campus, with 79-percent coming from Connecticut, five-percent being international students, and numerous Fearless Falcons hailing from neighboring New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The class includes high achievers, with 12-percent having earned invitations to the College’s Honors Program, and 85-percent receiving $15,000 or more in merit scholarships. Albertus’ mission-centric commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion helped attract an incoming class in which more than half are students of color, more than half are first generation students, and nearly the same percentage are receiving Federal Pell Grants.
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.