The Value of an Albertus Magnus College Education

There’s a Lifetime of Value in an Albertus Education

Albertus Magnus College provides a values- and liberal arts-based education rooted in the Dominican tradition, inspired by the Four Dominican Pillars of Study, Prayer, Community, and Service. Albertus has been recognized for its experiential learning curriculum that helps students polish classroom learning into real-world skills that employers value – and our alumni across nine decades are proof that our method is successful.

What can you expect from your Albertus education?

As much as you are willing to put into it.

Post-Graduate Success

For five years in a row, the annual Destination Survey has found that at least 95% of Albertus Magnus College graduates have found employment or gone on to continue their education within six months of graduating,
consistently far outperforming the national average.


97%

Albertus Class of 2021

VS

2021 National Average

N/AData will be available in December 2022

95%

Albertus Class of 2020

VS

2020 National Average

82%

96%

Albertus Class of 2019

VS

2019 National Average

86%

96%

Albertus Class of 2018

VS

2018 National Average

85%

97%

Albertus Class of 2017

VS

2017 National Average

82%


90 %
of undergraduate students complete at least one internship, practicum, study abroad program, service learning project, or research course with faculty.

47
full-time faculty members include published authors, artists, and successful business owners.


 

Albertus Magnus College assessed among
4,500
institutions across the United States

 

10 years post-graduation median salary in
Top 10%
at $51,200

 

30-40 years post-graduation rank among
Top 10%
Net Present Value (NPV) ROI

Alumni Success Stories

"But be clear about this: we do educate our students to compete upon graduation."

Dr. Marc M. Camille
President of Albertus Magnus College


Ellen Bree Burns '44, Trustee Emerita at Albertus Magnus College

Ellen Bree Burns '44


Trustee Emerita

Former U.S. District Court Judge

Ellen Bree Burns graduated from Albertus Magnus in 1944 and would later become the first woman to be named to the Federal bench in Connecticut; nominated by president Jimmy Carter, she was appointed on May 17, 1978. Judge Burns served as Chief Judge of the District for 37 years.

“Albertus Magnus College prepared me for the really important business of living.”

She was honored with the honorary degree honoris causa in 1974 from the College and was a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Connecticut Bar Foundation.

Because of her brilliant mind and her passion for the law, she inspired other women to achieve prominent positions in the community, in business, and in government.

She lived her life to the fullest and with distinction.

Photo Credit: News Times

Tim Quinn '88, Economics Major at Albertus Magnus College

Tim Quinn '88


Economics Major

Celebrity Makeup Artist

Tim Quinn was among the first men to graduate from Albertus in 1988 with a B.S. in Economics. Combining his passion and knowledge of business, he has since created a career as a consultant for fashion shows and celebrity makeup artist for Giorgio Armani Beauty.

“Albertus Magnus College is a magical place. As I have moved through my journey, I am constantly reminded of the blessings that my years at Albertus brought me.”

Throughout his professional journey, Tim has remained a strong philanthropist, raising awareness and money for organizations such as Autism Speaks, the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, and the Mass General Cancer Center.

Photo Credit: Boston Magazine

Verica Milivojevic '04, Biology Major at Albertus Magnus College

Verica Milivojevic '04


Biology Major

Research Scientist at Yale University School of Medicine

Fleeing wartime in Bosnia during the early 1990s, Verica Milivojevic and her family settled in America. Verica's high school biology teacher, an Albertus alumnus, recommended the College to her.

"Albertus provided the basic science knowledge I needed for my biology major, but more importantly, I learned what you can't get from books - how to interact with people and communicate. The Dominican tradition at Albertus also models the importance of community service, how to be part of a community and how giving back helps us all."

At Albertus, Verica found a safe place where she could “be known and find help." During her time at the College, she began an internship at Yale University, which lead her to become a neuroscience Ph.D. candidate at the University of Connecticut. As a result of her laboratory work, she was offered a full-time position beginning the week after her graduation.


Samantha Miller ‘16, Communications Major from Albertus Magnus College

"Albertus treated me like an adult in the real world. It was less of a classroom environment and more of an adult learning experience. When I finally got to WTNH, I was able to handle the pressure of deadlines without feeling overwhelmed."

Samantha Miller ‘16, Communications Major
News Channel 8 WTNH Producer
Meet Samantha and other Alumni

External Accolades

Albertus Magnus College is once again recognized by US News & World Report in its 2022-2023 college rankings. For the fifth consecutive year, Albertus scored as a Top 100 Regional School in the North and was named a Top Performer in the Social Mobility category, and in a new US News category, Campus Ethnic Diversity.


Albertus Magnus College is a Best College for Social Mobility U.S. News and World Report 2022-23
Albertus Magnus College is a Military Friendly Gold School
Albertus Magnus College is Ranked as a Catholic College of Distinction
Albertus Magnus College is Ranked as a College of Distinction for Career Development
Albertus Magnus College is Ranked as a College of Distinction
Albertus Magnus College is Ranked as a College of Distinction for Business
Albertus Magnus College is Ranked as a College of Distinction for Education
 

By demonstrating continued dedication to
High-Impact Educational Practices,
Albertus Magnus College has been named as one of the nation's Colleges of Distinction.

To become a College of Distinction, Albertus Magnus College went through a strict evaluation process and excelled at each point in the following checklists:

Engaged
Students

  • Hands-on, experiential learning
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Emphasis on collaborative work

Great
Teaching

  • Personally invested professors
  • Small class sizes
  • Innovative, well-rounded programs
  • Resources and opportunities for research

Vibrant
Communities

  • Lively extracurricular activities
  • Campus-wide events
  • Service and community engagement

Successful
Outcomes

  • Active career counseling
  • Opportunity-building networks
  • Access to internships and professional experiences

Value of a Liberal Arts-Based Education

An education based in the liberal arts is foundational to any vocation and career, building skills in: reading, writing, listening, speaking effectively, knowledge of language, critical thinking, problem solving, basic numeracy, information literacy, and the capacity to continue to learn for life.

High Impact Practices have been shown to improve engagement at liberal arts colleges like Albertus.


Sean P. O’Connell, Ph.D.

"By incorporating high-impact practices, students are empowered to realize the established outcomes of the College’s core liberal arts general education program and to enhance their preparedness for careers in their chosen fields."

Sean P. O’Connell, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Faculty


Building Towards The Future

The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

Albertus Magnus’ expansive values and liberal arts-based curriculum, when combined with its focus on experiential opportunities, prepare students to successfully meet these needs and to take on the postgraduate world.

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Expert and Caring Faculty

Faculty at Albertus Magnus College engage in the practices of lifelong learning in their chosen fields and in their profession as teacher-scholars.

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High Impact Practices

At Albertus Magnus College, there are multiple opportunities to engage in curricular and co-curricular high-impact practices that have been shown to promote student success.

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Colleges where Albertus graduates have gone on to attend

Albertus

Albertus Magnus College

American University of Antigua

American University of Antigua

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Capella University

Capella University

CCSU

Central Connecticut State University

Delaware State University

Delaware State University

Fairfield University

Fairfield University

Fielding Graduate University

Fielding Graduate University

Fordham University

Forham University

Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Hartford Seminary

Hartford Seminary

Lesley

Lesley University

Liberty University

Liberty University

Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University

Michigan State University

Michigan State University

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University

Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University

Simmons College

Simmons College

St. Joseph's

St. Joseph's

Springfield College

Springfield College

Univeristy of Connecticut

University of Connecticut

University of Dayton

University of Dayton

University of Maryland

University of Maryland

University of New Haven

University of New Haven

University of Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin

Yale University

Yale University

Organizations Where Albertus Graduates Are Employed

Aetna

Aetna

Aflac

Aflac

Albertus Magnus College

Albertus Magnus College

Alexion

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Amazon

Amazon

Apple

Apple

Assa Abloy

Assa Abloy

Anthem, Inc.

Anthem, Inc.

Bank of America

Bank of America

Barnum Financial

Barnum Financial

Boys & Girls Club of America

Boys & Girls Club of America

Cigna

Cigna

City of Hartford

City of Hartford

City of New Haven

City of New Haven

Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace

CT Department of Corrections

CT Department of Corrections

Connecticut State Police

Connecticut State Police

Deloitte

Deloitte

Disney World

Disney World

ESPN

ESPN

Ernst and Young

Ernst & Young

Estee Lauder

Estee Lauder

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Foxwoods Resort & Casino

Foxwoods Resort & Casino

GE

General Electric (GE)

Hamden Police

Hamden Police

The Hartford

The Hartford

Hartford Healthcare

Hartford Healthcare

The Institute for Professional Practice

The Institute for Professional Practice

The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center

Key Bank

Key Bank

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus

KPMG

KPMG

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin

Marcum LLP

Marcum LLP

Marrekech, Inc.

Marrekech, Inc.

Medtronic

Medtronic

MetLife

MetLife

Milford Hospital

Milford Hospital

Murtha Cullina

Murtha Cullina

New Haven Police

New Haven Police Department

Otis Elevator

Otis Elevator

Paychex

Paychex

People's Bank

People's Bank

Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney

Prudential

Prudential

PricewaterhouseCoopers

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics

Sacred Heart Academy

Sacred Heart Academy

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

St. Vincent's Medical Center

St. Vincent's Medical Center

Sikorsky

Sikorsky

State of Connecticut

State of Connecticut

Subway

Subway International

TD Bank

TD Bank

Travelers Insurance

Travelers Insurance

Unilever

Unilever

United Illuminating Company

United Illuminating Company

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Postal Service

U.S. Postal Service

United Healthcare

United Healthcare

UTC Aerospace

UTC Aerospace

Verizon

Verizon

Webster Bank

Webster Bank

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Yale New Haven Health

Yale New Haven Health

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