At Alvernia, preparing you for a career and getting you ready for a successful and rewarding future is a priority. You will learn about life and develop as a person. But importantly, you'll get the training and knowledge needed to land that first job in whatever field you choose.
Our graduates go on to work at many top organizations including Boeing, Clavin Klein, Disney, Coca Cola, Glaxo Smith Kline, Hewlett Packard and the FBI to name but a few. Employers often tell us that they look to Alvernia first when they're hiring because they know that with an Alvernia graduate, they're hiring someone with high ethical standards. This common trait, embedded in our Franciscan heritage, infuses all our programs. Learn more about our graduates in our alumni profiles.
Nearly 800 students are earning advanced degrees at Alvernia. We also offer post-graduate options such as principal, superintendent, and teacher certifications. Alumni are offered a 25% discount on graduate programs. Master’s degrees have given Alvernia graduates more confidence, increased knowledge, enhanced earning potential, and promotions. The Career Services Office can help graduates and alumni seeking new careers.
Gifts of Time
From mentoring students to serving on committees, Alvernia University is blessed with many alumni and friends who share their time to benefit students at all levels.
Gifts of Talent
Alumni and friends have chaired committees such as the 50th Anniversary Committee and the Values and Vision Comprehensive Campaign. The Board of Trustees comprises forty volunteers—campus, community, congregational, and business leaders—devoted to advancing the institution.
Gifts of Treasure
Your gifts to Alvernia University regardless of size are deeply appreciated and always put to good use. Philanthropic gifts help ensure that Alvernia University is advancing its mission and creating the best possible student experience.
Alvernia History & Timeline
The roots that were to become Alvernia University were planted in 1926 when the Bernardine Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis established a Teacher’s Seminarium for the education of the Sisters. Thirty-two years later, 1958, the institution was expanded.Read More