According to a new report, college graduates who added a degree from a liberal arts college on their resume
are satisfied with the quality of their education.
The study, which was commissioned by the Annapolis Group and conducted by Hardwick Day consulting firm, found that compared to graduates of top public universities and private research institutions, liberal arts alumni gave their colleges higher marks in preparing them for first jobs, career changes, advancement and overall preparation for life post-graduation.
Phillip A. Glotzbach, president of Skidmore College and chair of the Annapolis Group's executive committee, said the report is testimony to the value of a liberal arts education.
"This is valuable information for families about how well liberal arts colleges educate the whole person and the real contribution that the college experience makes to success after graduation," Glotzbach stated.
According to the report, liberal arts college graduates are more likely to say they experienced a sense of community, participated in smaller classes and had professors who challenged them.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the most common occupations of liberal arts majors at graduation include management trainee, sales, graphic design and teaching.