Great Colleges to Work For Honor Roll 2016

COLUMBUS, Miss. -- For the fourth year in a row, Mississippi University for Women has been named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

It also was the fourth consecutive year for The W to be named to the prestigious Honor Roll with only 10 institutions in the small category (2,999 or fewer students) receiving this recognition. The results were announced online today and were based on a survey of nearly 46,000 employees interviewed on campuses nationwide.

Approximately 280 institutions participated in 2016, including 189 four-year institutions and 92 two-year institutions. Ninety-three institutions were recognized as a 2016 Great College to Work for, including 68 four-year institutions and 25 two-year-institutions. Only 42 institutions were on the Honor Roll—the stand-outs in their size categories.

“The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For survey is one of the largest most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. Now in its ninth year, it recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees on workforce practices and policies,” according to a news release from The Chronicle and Modern Think.

Employees rated The W highly enough in the following categories for the university to be designated as a 2016 Great College to Work For and Honor Roll: Collaborative Governance; Job Satisfaction; Professional/Career Development Programs; Respect and Appreciation; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship; Teaching Environment (faculty only); Tenure Clarity & Process (faculty only/4-year only).

MUW President Jim Borsig said, “We are excited to be recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a great college to work for by The Chronicle. Our faculty and staff continue to do good work, and I credit this honor to the campus climate they have helped to create. Our students also benefit from being a part of this great campus community.”

The Great Colleges to Work For program – sponsored by The Chronicle of Higher Education and ModernThink, LLC – provides senior-level administrators and academic leaders with insights on the quality of the workplace experience and the competitiveness of their policies and benefits.
For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s website at


July 18, 2016
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