With a grade of A- from Money Magazine, Brooklyn Heights’ St. Francis College was again recognized on the magazine’s Best Colleges List. The recognition comes in the same week that St. Francis was selected as one of America’s Top Colleges by Forbes, the eighth year in a row the College has made that list.
The A- from Money is a “value added grade” that the magazine says measures “how well students at each school did vs. what would be expected given their economic and academic backgrounds and the institution’s mix of majors.”
The Forbes listing points out that, “Because of its proximity to Manhattan, students are surrounded by professional internship opportunities” and makes special mention of the various centers and institutions at St. Francis like the Women’s Studies Center and the Institute for Peace and Justice.
“Both of these magazines are focused on making good investments,” said St. Francis College President Brendan J. Dugan, ’68. “We are proud they recognize the value of getting an education at St. Francis. Our goal is to provide an affordable education with generous scholarships and to give our students the opportunities they need to succeed. Money and Forbes are telling people that our strategy is working.”
Part of the value of St. Francis College comes from academic programs that respond to changing careers paths. One of the fastest growing majors at St. Francis is health care management, while the college’s first White Coat ceremony this past spring shows its commitment to educating the next generation of nurses. A strong emphasis is also placed on social entrepreneurship and instilling the importance of giving back into any venture.
St. Francis will hold its next open house on Sunday, Oct. 25: sfc.edu/openhouse.