In a survey conducted by U.S. News and World Report magazine, Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) -- a small Catholic college in Santa Paula, California -- ranked first in percentage of alumni contributing back to the college, the Cardinal Newman Society website reports today (October 18, 2013).
TAC announced the achievement in a recent news release that also explained the 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 only 12.8 percent, which means that the giving rate to TAC is more than five times higher than the national average.
In recognizing the college's exceptionally high alumni-giving rate, TAC's Vice President for Development Paul O'Reilly said, "We are profoundly grateful to our alumni for their generous and sacrificial support."