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Alumni Participation Rate

What is it?

The Alumni Participation Rate (APR) is the percentage of alumni that give back (any size gift counts!) to their alma mater.

Why is it so important?

A high alumni participation rate for EMU carries weight in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges ranking. According to the report, there is a correlation between the most highly-regarded liberal arts colleges in the country and their Alumni Participation Rate. Some corporations and foundations make funding decisions based in part on participation rates — so higher participation rates translate directly into increased outside funding for EMU. 

As EMU improves its alumni participation rate (currently around 20%), the university attracts even more high-quality students; continues to recruit outstanding faculty; and improves key programs, while increasing financial support from foundations, corporations and other donors like you.

No matter the size of your gift, please consider making a gift this year. Your personal involvement can send a strong signal to your former classmates, your fellow alumni and to potential students and donors.