Albertus Magnus College Once Again Named Top 10 Military Friendly School

Honor Bestowed Upon State’s First Purple Heart School

New Haven, Conn., March 2, 2021 –  Albertus Magnus College is pleased to announce that it has been named a Top 10 Military Friendly School for 2021-2022 by the Military Friendly Schools Survey, a testament to the programs the College has created for the military community.  The survey is the longest-running and most comprehensive review of college and university investments in serving military and veteran students.  The designation is a result of extensive research in which the College met or exceeded benchmarks and access to federal programs for veterans.  This is the third time Albertus has achieved Top 10 status and sixth time to make the overall list.

“Along with Study, Prayer, and Community, Service is one of the four foundational pillars forming the core of our Catholic identity and Dominican mission at Albertus, where the values and liberal arts-based education we offer prepares graduates for a lifetime of professional success and civic engagement,” said Albertus Magnus College President Dr. Marc M. Camille.  “The Top 10 Military Friendly recognition supports our commitment to meeting the education needs of those who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.”

“What a proud distinction this is for Albertus.  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 combined and consistent honors are great initiatives to show the surrounding community that we’re a military friendly school,” said Tom Noonan, Veterans Liaison at Albertus, who also noted that Albertus received the Military and Veteran Humanitarian Award in 2019 from the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce.

This is the latest in a series of acknowledgements that Albertus has earned this academic year, in which it celebrates its 95th anniversary.  Other distinctions include comes the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2021 College Rankings where Albertus has now appeared two years in a row among the prestigious group of 797 institutions nationwide selected for inclusion; US News & World Report’s 2021 college rankings named Albertus a Top 100 Regional University in the North and featured it among the top performers in four additional categories:  Best Value, Best for Veterans, Top Performers on Social Mobility, and Best Undergraduate Teaching; and lastly, the College is included among Money’s 2020 Best Colleges in America, ranked by value.

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.