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Thomas Aquinas College ‘Most Beloved,’ According to U.S. News and World Report

In a survey conducted by U.S. News and World Report, Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) ranked first in percentage of alumni contributing back to the College.

TAC announced the achievement in a recent release that also explained that U.S News and World Report ranked 1,200 colleges and measured the “most beloved” college as the one with graduate satisfaction expressed by the highest participation rate of financial giving to the college.

Thomas Aquinas College replaced Princeton in the highest spot, obtaining a 63.7 percent alumni-giving rate. The national average giving rate is 12.8 percent. Director of Alumni Relations Mark Kretschmer explained:

Our alumni—even if they are just starting out in the world, or if they have large families to provide for, or if they are priests—want to contribute to the College... They are grateful to have benefited from a Catholic liberal education, and they are eager to share that gift. Most of them received financial aid as students, and they are happy to give back to the more than 70 percent of our students who receive financial aid today.

Thomas Aquinas College is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.

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