As part of the Strategic Plan 2020, the University of Saint Joseph focused on three key elements – high-impact learning, stature and distinctiveness, and strength and stability. Through rigorous academic programs, opportunities for experiential learning, community engagement, and the recent decision to become coeducational, USJ is striving to meet, and exceed its goals of providing the best educational experience for its students.
Time Inc.’s MONEY recently published their rankings for the best schools in categories such as region, financial aid assistance, earnings after graduation, athletics, and student life. For “Value-Added All Stars” – a category comparing graduation rates, earnings, and student loan repayment – USJ was listed in the top ten. Our efforts to prepare students to be strong candidates across all job markets are clear, as 95% of USJ graduates are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.
MONEY also noted its consideration of colleges who help students from different academic and socioeconomic backgrounds excel both in and out of the classroom, as well as post graduation. In line with our Core Values, USJ is committed to challenging our students, providing a value-centered education, and fostering a campus climate that embraces differences across the community.
It is through the combined and tireless efforts of USJ faculty, staff, executive leadership, peer mentors, career advisors, and proud alumni that we see such high placement rates for our graduates.
Learn more about how USJ students are engaging in high-impact learning to give them an edge in the job market in the Winter 2016 edition of OUTLOOK.