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Chronicle of Higher Education Names Covenant a Great College to Work For

Covenant College

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently released its annual Great Colleges to Work For survey results and recognized Covenant College in the category of job satisfaction. 

According to The Chronicle, the survey included responses from 43,500 employees at 278 institutions—118 of these were private, four-year institutions. Conducted by ModernThink, the survey asked staff and faculty members to answer questions about their institution. Questions about various aspects of the College corresponded to twelve great-college categories, including diversity, work/life balance, job satisfaction, and compensation and benefits. The Chronicle recognized the top ten high scoring colleges in each category. 


Covenant was recognized in the category of job satisfaction, which The Chronicle describes as “an overall sense that the job is meaningful to the employee and to the college.” Recognition from The Chronicle indicates that Covenant employees reported a high level of job satisfaction and places Covenant in the top ten institutions for job satisfaction among small, four-year colleges.


When asked what makes the College great, President Halvorson reported to The Chronicle that “Our motto, ‘In all things Christ preeminent,’ serves as a true lodestar. All Covenant community members embrace this motto/mission, and set aside self-interest for the sake of accomplishing it. This deep commitment to our mission results in our employees’ taking very seriously the quality of their work. We also genuinely love one another, and this spirit of real love permeates our campus. Employees consistently put others before themselves and serve others out of love.”