St. Norbert College Named National University Partner
St. Norbert College Named National University Partner
Jessie Fenton

St. Norbert College embarks on a new chapter as the newest partner in the Cristo Rey Network National University Partner program.

September 3, 2020 – CHICAGO – Today, the Cristo Rey Network announced that St. Norbert College has been named the movement's 58th University Partner with a commitment to recruit, support, and ensure Cristo Rey students' success in their post-secondary education.

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As recognized by the Center for Student Opportunity's College Access & Opportunity Guide, St. Norbert College is known for its commitment to serving and supporting students from first-generation, underserved backgrounds.

"Cristo Rey Network students thrive in environments equipped to support them academically, financially, and socio-emotionally as St. Norbert College continues to demonstrate," stated Stephanie Arias, Director of College Initiatives at Cristo Rey Network. "We are confident that with our formalized partnership, more students will now have the option to attend a college committed to seeing them graduate."

Students within the Cristo Rey Network have already exceeded expectations at the top-ranked Catholic liberal arts college, with 100% of college enrollees persisting or graduating in their institution.

"St. Norbert College is proud to partner with Cristo Rey Network of high schools," said Edward J. Lamm, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Communications at St. Norbert College. "Cristo Rey delivers a rigorous college-preparatory education with four years of professional work experience through the Corporate Work Study Program. Combine that with their Catholic tradition and serving students with limited economic resources and we believe Cristo Rey aligns with our mission at St. Norbert perfectly."

Furthermore, the College was named one of 2020's "Best in the Midwest" by The Princeton Review's "The Best 366 Colleges.

Pioneered more than a decade ago, the University Partnership program was established as a collaborative platform for colleges and universities that demonstrate an informed appreciation of Cristo Rey graduates. These colleges and universities also share a commitment to educating and supporting students with limited economic means, many of whom are first generation college students. Learn more.

About St. Norbert College

The only Norbertine college in the world, St. Norbert is a four-year, Catholic liberal arts institution nestled beside the Fox River in De Pere, Wis., neighboring Green Bay. Founded in 1898, the college became co-educational in 1952. Today the residential campus serves approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, hailing from throughout the United States and across the world. Recent years have seen record enrollments and unprecedented investments in the St. Norbert campus. The academic excellence of the college is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Princeton Review and others. Learn more.

About Cristo Rey Network

The Cristo Rey Network of 37 high schools delivers a career focused, college preparatory education in the Catholic tradition for students with limited economic resources, uniquely integrating rigorous academic curricula with four years of professional work experience and support to and through college. Cristo Rey partners with educators, businesses and communities to enable students to fulfill their aspirations for a lifetime of success: students are three times more likely to complete a bachelor's degree by age 24, compared to the total U.S. low-income population. Learn more.