Dolan School, University receive national accolades

Fairfield University and the Charles F. Dolan School of Business are once again receiving accolades. Bloomberg Businessweek namedthe Dolan School’s part-time MBA program among the best of its kind in the country and Princeton Review named the Dolan School among the most outstanding U.S. business schools.

In addition, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Fairfield University one of “the 100 Best Values in Private Colleges.” Yale University was the only other Connecticut institution on the list.

The Bloomberg recognition comes after the University applied to be part of this much-anticipated list for the first time.

“Being in this exclusive group of exemplary MBA programs is a testament to the Dolan School of Business’s important accomplishments,” said Dr. Donald E. Gibson, professor and dean. “To be ranked at number 30 among 78 notable business schools is excellent.”

Earlier this year, Bloomberg Businessweek named the Dolan School among its top 100 undergraduate business schools in the country.

The School was again named to the Princeton Review’s Best 295 BusinessSchools, whichisbasedona survey of students.

The Kiplinger list represents colleges that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable cost. The colleges exemplify the attributes parents and students look for in higher education, including small class size, a strong freshman retention rate, and a high four-year graduation rate.

“I am very pleased to see Fairfield University recognized again as a top university in the USA and a terrific value,” said Rev. Paul Fitzgerald, S.J., senior vice president for academic affairs at Fairfield University.“Kiplinger’s methodology gives roughly equal weight to cost and quality, looking at such factors as financial aid, retention and outcomes, the high intellectual quality of our student body, the academic support that these students receive from faculty and staff mentors, and the resultant ability to land a job or go to graduate schools. What doesn’t necessarily show up in this analysis is the Jesuit advantage of a Fairfield education: our alumni are not only very successful people; they are also good citizens, good leaders, and good friends.”