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Is college worth it?

In its Job Outlook 2012 survey, the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that some of the most sought-after employee abilities - like the ability to work in a team setting, the ability to present effectively and the ability to communicate well with others - match up with the 8 Core Abilities you'll learn here at Alverno.

Take a look at this chart from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to their study, higher education - whether it's a bachelor's degree, or a Master's or higher - pays off with higher pay and lower unemployment rates:

Alverno has a 94% placement rate, according to the Bureau of Labor & Statistics

Once you earn that degree, what kind of career can you expect? Or, as a grouchy grandfather of one of our recent grads was once heard to grumble, "What kind of a career can you expect to get from a women’s college that doesn’t give letter grades?"

The answer: Whatever career you can think of. Part of the promise of investing in yourself at Alverno College is the ability to find a job in your field - a promise Alverno delivers on. In fact, every year we survey our graduates and are proud to report that 94%* found jobs within 6 months of graduation. 84% of those were employed in jobs directly related to their major. Compare that to a national average of 51%** and you’ll see that investing in yourself at Alverno pays.

How do these careers sound?

  • Award-winning Author
  • Chief Officer, Office of Nursing Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Chief of the City of Madison Fire Department
  • Director of Finance and Administration-Betty Brinn Museum
  • Executive Director- Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation
  • Coordinator of Global Communications at Caterpillar
  • New Product Brand Manager, S.C. Johnson
  • Radiation Biophysicist at  Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Senior Manager of Insights, Innovation Strategy and Trends at Del Monte Foods
  • Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Assurant Health
  • Senior Vice President - Philanthropy & Communication Strategy, YMCA

As you might have guessed, all of these positions have been held by Alverno graduates.

That should tell you something about the value of an Alverno education. Whether you’re a woman considering an undergraduate degree, or a man or woman considering a Master’s Degree, apply today.

*Rolling 3 year average. +4% margin for error.**Chasing the American Dream: Recent College Graduates and the Great Recession. John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development

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