Catholic colleges rate as workplace jewels

Recently the Chronicle of Higher Education issued its annual Great Colleges to Work For, 2010 issue, and a number of Catholic colleges and universities made the cut. The Chronicle surveys schools every year, and scores them as great workplaces based on the responses of faculty, professional staff and administrators. The results drew on responses from 43,000 people in 275 institutions.

Three Catholic schools made the 2010 honor roll: College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y., University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, and University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Other Catholic schools that made the top 100 are Boston College; Canisius College, Buffalo, N.Y.; Georgetown University, Washington; Marywood University, Scranton, Pa.; Niagara University, Niagara, N.Y.; and University of San Francisco.

Among the things respondents liked about their academic workplaces are knowing their voices matter, challenging and fulfilling work, and a place that just feels like home. For Catholic colleges and universities, a dash of faith goes without saying.

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