Great Colleges to Work For 2013 – 6th Annual Survey

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Great Colleges to Work For 2013

Provided By The Chronicle for Higher Education 


6th annualchronHere are 97 Great Colleges to Work For in 2013, as rated by their faculty and staff. In the Chronical for Higher Education’s sixth annual survey, nearly 45,000 employees evaluated their colleges in 12 categories, such as job satisfaction, teaching environment, and career development. You can read the complete list of colleges, see exceptional performers on the Honor Roll, search particular categories, compare institutions, and learn about their methodology on the Chronicle’s website.

The survey shows, among many things, how important respect and work-life balance are to employees. And a series of news features focuses on how colleges use strong tenure policies, transparent leadership, and flexible work schedules to improve their work environments.

Evaluating Success on the Job

How do academics measure job satisfaction? For many faculty members, there’s more to success than the typical markers of promotions, tenure, raises, and publications. They want to know that they’re making a difference. That’s also true for administrators. While they must often meet numerical goals for fund raising and enrollment counts, many administrators tell us they find satisfaction working behind the scenes, helping others achieve their goals.


The List:

  1. Abilene Christian U. Texas
  2. Angelo State U. Texas
  3. Austin Peay State U. Tennessee
  4. Baylor U. Texas
  5. Belhaven U. Mississippi
  6. Biola U. California
  7. Blue Ridge Community College (Va.) Virginia
  8. California Institute of Technology California
  9. California State University-Channel Islands California
  10. College of Saint Rose New York
  11. Davenport U. Michigan
  12. Delaware County Community College Pennsylvania
  13. Doane College Nebraska
  14. Duke U. North Carolina
  15. Eastern Connecticut State U. Connecticut
  16. Eastern Michigan U. Michigan
  17. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical U.* Florida
  18. Emporia State U. Kansas
  19. Endicott College Massachusetts
  20. Francis Marion U. South Carolina
  21. Frank Phillips College Texas
  22. Frontier Nursing U. Kentucky
  23. Furman U. South Carolina
  24. George Mason U. Virginia
  25. Gettysburg College Pennsylvania
  26. Grand Rapids Community College Michigan
  27. Grinnell College Iowa
  28. Hardin-Simmons U. Texas
  29. Highline Community College Washington
  30. Hofstra U. New York
  31. Howard Community College Maryland
  32. Johnson County Community College Kansas
  33. Juniata College Pennsylvania
  34. Kennesaw State U. Georgia
  35. Kent State U. Ohio
  36. Lake Area Technical Institute South Dakota
  37. Lee U. Tennessee
  38. Lincoln Christian U. Illinois
  39. Lindenwood U. Missouri
  40. Lord Fairfax Community College Virginia
  41. Lubbock Christian U. Texas
  42. Madison Area Technical College Wisconsin
  43. Manchester U. Indiana
  44. McKendree U. Illinois
  45. MGH Institute of Health Professions Massachusetts
  46. Miami Dade College Florida
  47. Middlesex Community College (Conn.) Connecticut
  48. Milligan College Tennessee
  49. Mississippi State U. Mississippi
  50. Mississippi U. for Women Mississippi
  51. Mitchell Technical Institute South Dakota
  52. Morgan Community College Colorado
  53. Murray State U. Kentucky
  54. Nebraska Methodist College Nebraska
  55. New York Chiropractic College New York
  56. Northwest Iowa Community College Iowa
  57. Nyack College New York
  58. Panola College Texas
  59. Quinnipiac U. Connecticut
  60. Regent U. Virginia
  61. Rio Salado College Arizona
  62. Rollins College Florida
  63. Saint Leo U. Florida
  64. St. Louis College of Pharmacy Missouri
  65. Sam Houston State U. Texas
  66. Sandhills Community College North Carolina
  67. Santa Rosa Junior College California
  68. Siena Heights U. Michigan
  69. Slippery Rock U. Pennsylvania
  70. Somerset Community College Kentucky
  71. Southern New Hampshire U. New Hampshire
  72. Southside Virginia Community College Virginia
  73. Southwestern Assemblies of God U. Texas
  74. Stanford U. California
  75. Texas Christian U. Texas
  76. Texas Lutheran U. Texas
  77. Troy U. Ala.
  78. U. at Buffalo New York
  79. U. of Central Oklahoma Oklahoma
  80. U. of Houston main campus Texas
  81. U. of Maryland-Baltimore County Maryland
  82. U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor Michigan
  83. U. of Mississippi Mississippi
  84. U. of Montevallo Ala.
  85. U. of North Alabama Ala.
  86. U. of Notre Dame Indiana
  87. U. of South Carolina at Aiken South Carolina
  88. U. of Southern California California
  89. U. of the Incarnate Word Texas
  90. Walsh U. Ohio
  91. Washington and Lee U. Virginia
  92. Webster U. Missouri
  93. West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine W.Va.
  94. Western U. of Health Sciences California
  95. Western Washington U. Washington
  96. Westfield State U. Massachusetts
  97. Westminster College (Utah) Utah


Correction (7/23/2013, 12:56 p.m.): Because of a survey error, Morgan Community College, in Colorado, was mistakenly excluded from the list of small two-year institutions recognized in the category of compensation and benefits. Madison Area Technical College, in Wisconsin, also recognized in that category, was misidentified as a small two-year institution. It is a large one. The data have been updated to reflect those corrections.

Clarification, 7/29/2013, 1:15 p.m.: * Data for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical U. reflect both its Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., campuses.



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