Friday, April 1, 2016 - 15:15

Assumption College Ranked as a 2016 Smart Choice College

WORCESTER, MA (April 01, 2016)—College Raptor, a platform that helps students and parents find colleges that match their needs, has named Assumption College as one of the nation’s 43 Smart Choice colleges.

“The Smart Choice award represents a different kind of college ranking,” said Tyler Hakes, director of marketing at College Raptor. “Too many times, we get caught up on selectivity and being part of this elite club. But what really matters is student access and student success. These schools represent smart choices for students because they’re institutions where students are most likely to get accepted, stay enrolled, and ultimately graduate within four years.”

Smart Choice Colleges represent the nation's top schools in student retention and four-year graduation, with acceptance rates that are favorable to a broader selection of students. Awards were granted to institutions that met criteria of a freshman retention rate of 70 percent or higher, and a four-year graduation rate of 70 percent or higher. The analysis was based on data as reported via the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for the most recently available enrollment year.

The Assumption College curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students—whether studying on the Worcester, Massachusetts, or Rome, Italy, campus—become engaged participants in Assumption’s classic liberal arts education and professional programs, exploring new ideas, making connections across disciplines, and pushing themselves to achieve more than they ever thought possible. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills through classroom work, internships, and involvement in athletics, intramural, and student activities and clubs.

See the full list of College Raptor’s Smart Choice 2016 colleges here. College Raptor builds products to help students, parents, and college enrollment managers resolve some of the biggest challenges in college planning. It is the only college search platform that allows users to estimate their individual “net” cost for attending every four-year college in the United States. As a result, students and their families discover quality college options they might never have considered because of a lack of awareness or financial concerns.

For more information about Assumption College, please visit www.assumption.edu.

ABOUT ASSUMPTION COLLEGE

Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 42 majors and 48 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master’s and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs—each through an educational experience that grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students—whether on the Worcester campus or at the College’s Rome, Italy, campus—become engaged participants in Assumption’s classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit www.assumption.edu. 

MEDIA CONTACT
Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College
ke.dunbar@assumption.edu @AssumptionNews