NEW HAVEN—At a time when some ask, “Is a college degree worth it?” Albertus Magnus College can answer with a resounding, “Yes!” Further evidence supporting the value of an Albertus Magnus degree has recently been revealed via a new study completed by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.
Examining numerous metrics to measure the long-term return on investment (ROI) for a college degree, Georgetown’s “A First Try at ROI” assessed 4,500 institutions of higher education across the United States ac- cording to the net present value (NPV) of future earnings at different times in people’s careers, all the way through 40 years after enrollment. The report’s findings revealed that graduates from Albertus Magnus Col- lege, at 30 and 40 years after enrollment, rank among the top 10% of the 4,500 institutions for Net Present Value (NPR) return on investment, and the College’s graduates just 10 years after enrollment also rank among the top 10% for median salary earnings, at $51,200.
The “A First Try at ROI” report findings come on the heels of Albertus Magnus receiving numerous accolades in the current year, including in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Educa8on “2020 College Rankings,” in which
the College was praised in the “worth the cost” category and for its campus environment, reflecting the diversi- ty of the student body and intentionality in fostering a positive learning environment for all students.
“To see Albertus Magnus College graduates nationally ranked so high even 40 years after enrollment is a tes- tament to what a great investment Albertus is over a person’s career and lifetime,” said Albertus President, Marc M. Camille, Ed.D. “For nearly 95-years, Albertus Magnus College has been distinctive and appealing to women in the College’s early years and to a diverse and talented student body of women and men today. Our Catholic heritage and Dominican tradition are at the core of the values- and liberal arts-based education that continues to prepare our graduates for a lifetime of career success and civic engagement.”
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 mil- lion Title III grant from the Department of Education.