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U.S. News & World Report ranked Alverno College highest in the state in its “Strong Commitment to Teaching” category, the only Wisconsin college ranked in this category 12 years in a row. Alverno was also named one of the “Most Innovative Schools” in the Midwest; and was recognized for its ethnically diverse campus, first-year student experience, social mobility, senior capstone experience and learning communities.
In 2017, Alverno College became Wisconsin’s first Hispanic-Serving Institution, a national designation that provides access to federal grants and scholarships to not-for-profit institutions of higher learning that serve a significant population of Hispanic students. The designation aligns with Alverno’s mission of and commitment to educating a diverse population of undergraduate women, integral to the College’s success.
Fifty-two percent of undergraduate students come from the city of Milwaukee.
Southeastern Wisconsin counties:* 86%
Other Wisconsin counties: 5%
Out of state: 8%
* Includes Milwaukee, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha
**Includes: Saudi Arabia, Jamaica, Guatemala, Ethiopia
Seventy-four percent of incoming undergraduate students are first-generation college students.
Alverno graduates apply their knowledge and skills to the local workforce, with 76% of them living and working in Wisconsin.
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