Alverno College is ranked in the top four Midwest Regional Universities for its “strong commitment to teaching” in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 America’s Best Colleges guidebook. In the seven-year history of this category, Alverno is the only Wisconsin college to receive this recognition in the Midwest Regional standings each year. College presidents, provosts and admissions deans were asked to “identify schools where the faculty have an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” This marks the 16th consecutive year U.S. News & World Report has recognized Alverno in its annual rankings.
Alverno is also recognized once again on the list of “Most Innovative Schools” among Midwest Regional Universities. This category, which distinguishes schools for “making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities,” was brand new last year, and this is the second time Alverno received this recognition.
“Alverno has been leading the way in curriculum development and using in-depth assessments for a long time now,” said Andrea Lee, IHM, president of Alverno College. “This recognition shines a light on our dedication to student success, and I am looking forward to seeing where we can take that success in the coming years.”
Alverno College was also recognized for “Ethnic Diversity.” Schools nominated in this category are recognized as colleges where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from a different ethnic group than their own. The college also received high marks for “First Year Experience,” which distinguishes schools that bring small groups of students together with faculty and staff on a regular basis, whether it’s through first-year seminars or other academic programs.
With these rankings, Alverno College is in the company of such prestigious schools as Princeton University, the University of Notre Dame, Vanderbilt University, Stanford University, and Yale University.
Overall, Alverno College remained in tier one in the category of Master’s granting colleges and universities.
This is the 32nd edition of the U.S. News & World Report annual college rankings. The rankings are published in the September issue, in a separate college guidebook, and posted online at usnews.com. The rankings measure up to 15 academic performance indicators for each institution. Quantitative data that assess a college’s performance in areas such as graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, financial resources, student selectivity and alumni giving account for the college’s score. Then colleges and universities in each category are ranked against their peers based on their composite weighted scores.
The college application process can be a long and daunting task, but here at Alverno we’re making it as easy as possible to apply, be accepted, and get your financial aid package. To find out how, listen to this report from WUWM’s Rachel Morello.
When Professor Russell Brooker set out to teach a course this semester on terrorism and the presidential election, he had no idea just how relevant the class would become. Just a day after the terror attacks in Belgium, FOX 6 visited the class as they discussed events unfolding in Europe, as well as the responses from each of the presidential candidates.
When the College announced Dr. Andrea Lee, IHM would succeed Dr. Mary Meehan as Alverno’s eighth president, local media spread the news quickly. Here is some of the local coverage:
Milwaukee Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2016/02/23/alverno-college-selects-top-st-catherine.html
Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2016/02/23/alverno-college-hires-st-catherine-andrea-lee.html
Catholic Herald: http://chnonline.org/news/local-news/14592-alverno-selects-president
Alverno College students, faculty and staff donated 170 Thanksgiving dinners to Hunger Task Force, feeding close to 700 people this holiday.