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.