The University of St. Thomas has been named a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries.
Donald J. Segal, president of the SOA, commenting on the recognition, noted: "Universities that have been named Centers of Actuarial Excellence by the SOA truly exemplify the highest standards in actuarial education, research and scholarship. We are honored to recognize them for this accomplishment and look forward to building strong links between these universities and the actuarial profession."
St. Thomas is now one of the 21 schools in North America that have been awarded the CAE designation by the SOA. The programs at each of these schools met eight rigorous criteria and specific requirements related to degree curriculum, graduate counts and quality, faculty composition, appropriate integration, connection to industry and research/scholarship in order to qualify for the CAE distinction.
"Obtaining the status of Center of Actuarial Excellence has been a collective achievement of our students, alumni, industry liaisons and faculty members of the program. Congratulations to all for the fine achievement," remarked Heekyung Youn, director of the university's Actuarial Science Program.
The 21 Centers of Actuarial Excellence are:
- University of Connecticut
- Drake University
- Georgia State University
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Illinois State University
- University of Iowa
- Université Laval
- University of Manitoba
- University of Michigan
- University of Nebraska–Lincoln
- Pennsylvania State University
- Université du Québec à Montréal
- Robert Morris University
- Simon Fraser University
- St. John's University
- University of St. Thomas
- Temple University
- University of Toronto
- University of Waterloo
- University of Western Ontario
- University of Wisconsin–Madison