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Trinity University Creates Leaders, TIME Says
Trinity named among top schools in nation for developing leadership

Trinity University is among the top colleges in the nation for creating leaders, according to a TIME Magazine analysis.

TIME, in partnership with data-gathering platform Statista, has released a new ranking for the Best Colleges for Future Leaders, with Trinity checking in at No. 62. This list includes heavyweights from the Ivy League, along with large research universities and other household names that have significant research and graduate programs.

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Trinity is a school known for pairing the resources of a larger school with a small-school environment that fosters hands-on opportunities and faculty attention, strong community connections, and a tight-knit alumni network. This ranking is yet another example of Trinity continuing to turn heads on a national stage: see our recent surges in rankings from major publications such as Niche and the U.S News and World Report.

This ranking is another reflection of Trinity’s consistent track record of student success—recent graduating classes have seen a 98% positive outcomes rate, meaning nearly all Trinity graduates in the Classes of 2021 and 2022 had jobs or were accepted to graduate school within 6 months of graduation.

And as a liberal arts college, Trinity also represents a unique facet in these TIME rankings as one of only 6 liberal arts schools on the list, which are typically known for producing well rounded critical thinkers and problem-solvers after graduation.

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For the rankings, TIME and Statista “analyzed the resumés of 2,000 top leaders in the U.S.—politicians, CEOs, union leaders, Nobel winners, and more across sectors—to assemble a list of the universities and colleges where they received their degrees.”

Trinity’s success on this list is no secret: the University’s enduring values, and a commitment to student success and wellbeing, continue to spur us forward. 

Those values are—and remain:

A track record of Enduring Excellence, where academic rigor meets strong hands-on opportunities that give Tigers the chance to start leading before they even enter their career fields.

A commitment to Intentional Inclusion, where Trinity brings a wealth of talented and knowledgeable students with perspectives from all walks of life to campus. And the University does more than tell them they belong in leadership positions: Trinity connects them with institutional resources and support that shows them their school has got their back.

And a joy for Perpetual Discovery, where Tigers learn how to grow, adapt and innovate throughout every phase of their lives.

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Simply put, aspiring leaders thrive at Trinity University because they learn the importance of being curious. 

They know how to answer questions and question answers. They know how to reach across differences and divides to build bridges, because they spend their college days making connections between disciplines and career fields

And because Tigers know how to be curious, they know how important it is to lead with compassion—to be driven to make our world a better place.

With that type of spirit and passion, Trinity can’t wait to see what the next generation of leaders has in store for the world.


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