The greatest success that faith based college graduates achieve may lie in the social, ethical, reasoning, and leadership skills they gain through the caring, supportive environment they find on campus.
By approaching learning as a lifelong pursuit, faith based graduates develop the abilities that will serve them well wherever life may take them.
Values and Ethics
Faith based education place greater emphasis on values and ethics and graduates express a correspondingly stronger set of personal and professional values, and a greater commitment to improving society.
Graduates of faith based education say that their college experience was extremely effective at helping them develop moral principles to guide their actions and that integrating faith into other aspects of their lives is extremely important.
Servant leadership is naturally fostered in the faith-based curriculum through the integration of service and learning. Graduates of faith-based education are more likely to have taken a leadership role in a co-curricular activity and volunteer or perform community service.
Respect for Persons
Faith based education promotes tolerance of difference, allowing students to expand their minds, share views and explore ideas in an community of shared respect and support.
Our alumni, in their belief that contributing to their community is extremely important, illustrate U-Mary’s core value of community. A greater proportion of faith-based graduates participated in volunteer and community service activities as undergraduates than did public university alumni.