Auburn, Alabama alumni networks among the country’s most powerful
AUBURN, Ala. — Best College Values lists two of Alabama’s largest Universities as having the most powerful alumni networks in a recent ranking.
Auburn University (Auburn, Ala.) came in at #42, and the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) clocked in soon behind at #45.
“Alumni networks do more than help fund Alma Maters;” the ranking said, “they become a professional and personal community to aid graduates in advancement throughout the course of their lives. With this in mind, the university or college one chooses for undergraduate, and post-graduate work becomes more than only a place to garner an education. It is also a place to build the foundation for their future.”
The website measured alumni contributions, the number of alumni in management positions, outcomes from MBA programs in regard to employment rate post graduation, the percentage of employment through career services, student ratings of alumni network helpfulness, and the reputation of the school.
22.82 percent of Auburn’s alumni are employed in management positions, and 32 percent give back to the school monetarily, while at the University of Alabama, 20.49 percent of graduates are in management positions and 31 percent donate to the school.
The top 5 schools in the ranking are
1. Stanford University
2. Harvard University
3. Columbia University
4. Dartmouth College
5. University of Notre Dame
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— Elizabeth BeShears (@LizEBeesh) January 21, 2015