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Centre ranked #6 for Most Alumni Donors by U.S. News

January 3, 2013 By Elizabeth Trollinger       
USNWR Alumni Donors Centre was recently named #6 in the nation for alumni donors
by U.S. News and World Report, with 54.9 percent of alumni
donating to the College.

U.S. News and World Report recently named Centre one of the top ten colleges in the country for alumni donors.

Centre is No. 6 in the nation for percentage of alumni who donate to their alma mater, with 54.9 percent—“significantly higher than the nationwide average of 13 percent,” an article by Katy Hopkins on the U.S. News website reads.

Statistics for the ranking come from data provided by over 1,200 colleges and universities across the country. To create the list, the percentage of alumni who received an undergraduate degree and who donated to the College in 2009-10 was averaged with alumni who donated in 2010-11.

“Donations can be in any size—$5 is counted the same as $500, as long as it came from a graduate who left the institution with a bachelor's degree,” Hopkins says.

Other schools on the list include Princeton, Williams, Amherst, Davidson and Middlebury, among others.

Earlier in 2012, U.S. News ranked Centre #5 in the nation for best undergraduate teaching. U.S. News also named Centre #31 on its Best Value list last year, as well as #52 among all national liberal arts colleges.

These are among many impressive recognitions and rankings Centre received in 2012. In the “Open Doors” report by the Institute of International Education, Centre was ranked #1 in the nation for study abroad among baccalaureate institutions. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranked Centre #23 on its list of the 200 Best Values in Private Colleges.

In a new rankings system this year by the Alumni Factor, Centre was ranked #2 in the South and #11 in the nation among liberal arts colleges, #18 among all colleges and universities, and #1 for the overall happiness of its alumni.

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