Albertus Magnus College Once Again Named Top 10 Military Friendly School
College Has Earned Honor Four Times
Albertus Veterans Advisor
Timothy Kessell, LT, USCG (ret.)
Albertus Veterans Advisor
– Albertus Magnus College is designated a Top 10 Military Friendly® School. This is the fourth time Albertus has achieved Top 10 status and the sixth time to make the overall list. This honor celebrates Albertus’ dedication to the military community and serves as a testament to the programs it has created for Veterans. More than 1800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey with 665 earning the designation.
Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey response and government/agency public data sources, within a logic-based scoring assessment. Areas measured include the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, degree advancement or transfer, and loan default rates for all students – specifically student Veterans.
“The Top 10 Military Friendly recognition supports Albertus’ commitment to meeting the education needs of those who serve in the US Armed Forces,” said Albertus President Dr. Marc M. Camille. “Our boutique approach to learning is laser focused on student success. We want to see you grow and develop into your best self; into a self that maybe when you started with us, you didn’t even imagine was in you. That’s one of the beautiful things about Albertus.”
“Being named a Top Military Friendly institution is yet another way Albertus differentiates itself when it comes to serving our Veterans. In 2019, we were recognized as Connecticut’s first Purple Heart College by the Military Order of the Purple Heart, an organization that provides services and support for combat Veterans. These consistent honors combined with the success-oriented courses and programs, help Veterans transition their military skills to a new career,” said Albertus Veterans Advisor Timothy Kessell, LT, USCG (ret.), who has 20-years of military leadership in both operational and training sectors and augments Albertus’ mission in shaping future servant-leaders.
The Military Friendly School recognition is the latest in a series of national acknowledgements that Albertus has earned this academic year. Other distinctions include the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and US News & World Report’s 2022 college rankings.
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.