Albertus Magnus College Graduates Continue to Achieve Early Success
97% of Class of 2021 Employed or Furthering Education
New Haven, Conn, March 21, 2022 – For the sixth consecutive year, and at a new pinnacle height of success, Albertus Magnus College graduates outpace the national average when it comes to finding jobs or continuing their education within six months after earning their bachelor’s degree. The graduating Class of 2021 alumni achieved a 97-percent success rate versus the most recent 82-percent national comparison rate, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Destination Survey results. Each of the College’s last six graduating classes have achieved at least a 95-percent success rate in the important early career success and return on investment metric.
“Since my arrival as president five years ago, I’ve observed the dedicated faculty and staff at Albertus are laser-focused on supporting Albertus students through teaching and mentoring to help them achieve their college degrees and post graduate aspirations,” said Albertus President, Dr. Marc M. Camille. “In today’s increasingly competitive higher education marketplace, we must be unwavering in seeking to strengthen the value of an Albertus Magnus College degree as an enabler for a lifetime of meaningful, values-inspired career success and civic engagement. Every year, our Career Center staff, under the leadership of its director, Patrick Clifford, is tireless in monitoring the success of the most recent graduating class, ready to assist them when needed and to capture their success stories to add to the College’s 96-year legacy of life- and dreams-elevating impact.”
“Even during a pandemic, our degree recipients continue to not only succeed, but at higher rates than national comparisons,” said Albertus’ Director of Career and Professional Development, Patrick Clifford. “These consistent results reinforce why Albertus graduates are what employers call ‘workforce and graduate school ready.’ Albertus graduates have developed the critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills, which when coupled with their invaluable experiential learning experiences such as internships, prepare them to succeed on the job and in life.”
The survey also revealed that 90-percent of Albertus graduates are working in the field of their chosen major. With the Yale-New Haven Health System, Yale University, the State of Connecticut, Pratt & Whitney, and Knights of Columbus being some of the top employers of Class of 2021 graduates, 89-percent of these most-recent Albertus graduates are staying in Connecticut, contributing to the State’s workforce and economic development as they begin their new careers.
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.