Our strategic future starts from a strong foundation. Guided by the wisdom of our Benedictine mission and educational principles, Saint Anselm College has enjoyed remarkable growth and attained a reputation of excellence for its liberal arts and professional programs. With our enrollment of some 2,000 students, our campus is a dynamic community of talented students engaged by expert faculty and professional staff in learning, research, discovery, practice, and service. Our college is an essential economic and civic partner for our region and state.
In recognition of our impact, Saint Anselm College is consistently ranked by Forbes, US News & World Report, and other organizations in the top tiers of national and regional liberal arts colleges. Our outstanding value is clearly evidenced by our track record in student selectivity, retention, graduation, and placement into graduate studies and professional careers. Our 20,000 alumni achieve lives of consequence in their professions and communities.
From this outstanding position of strength, there is no better time for our Saint Anselm community to chart our college's next epoch of achievement. Our institutional strategies and goals are encompassed along five interrelated themes:
- Forge Liberal and Professional Learning
- Encourage Discovery, Seek Understanding
- Foster Hospitality and Cultivate Community
- Nourish Reflection and Inspire Action
- Extend Anselmian Mission, Impact, and Identity
Together, these five primary themes sustain Saint Anselm College's course of growth, deepening our Benedictine mission and tradition while extending our service, reach, and influence. They represent the best in strategic thinking, providing sure direction yet encouraging new insights and initiatives to emerge as we execute our plan.
Saint Anselm has emerged as a preeminent Catholic Benedictine college, and Anselmians are recognized nationally as leaders in their professions, communities, and civic life. Faith in the Future clearly maps the next stage of our remarkable development and invites all Anselmians to join in an extraordinary journey into our next 125 years.