Report: Great Colleges to Work For 2017 in the U.S.

Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University

In today’s digital age, a strong sense of community in the workplace is more important than ever. With this in mind, The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized the higher education institutions that distinguished by their work environment.

This year's Great Colleges to Work For survey, compiled by ModernThink LLC, was based on the responses of more than 45,000 people at 232 institutions in the United States. 

The survey had two components: a questionnaire about institutional characteristics and a faculty/staff questionnaire about individuals’ evaluations of their institutions. The awarded institutions were the ones cited most often in each of the following categories:

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Diversity
  • Facilities, Workspace, & Security
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Professional/Career-Development Programs
  • Respect & Appreciation
  • Supervisor or Department-Chair Relationship
  • Teaching Environment
  • Tenure Clarity & Process
  • Work/Life Balance

Abilene Christian University, Angelo State University, Drake University, Duke University, Illinois State University, Southern New Hampshire University, and the University of Michigan are among the awarded institutions. 

For more details on the winners go to The Chronicle of Higher Education website.