AJCU announcement on Jesuit alumni in the 115th U.S. Congress

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universites (AJCU) released a statement last week that 10% of incoming representatives for the 115th U.S. Congress hail from Jesuit colleges and universities. Many others received Jesuit primary or secondary education.  This represents a sharp increase in Jesuit-educated representatives from the 114th U.S. Congress.

"There are currently 13 Jesuit institutions represented by alumni/ae in the U.S. Congress. Georgetown University has the most alumni/ae with a total of 28, followed by Boston College and Fordham University, tied with 7 each (note: Representative Tom Suozzi (D-NY) is an alumnus of both Boston College and Fordham). The College of the Holy Cross has 3 alumni while Saint Peter’s University, Santa Clara University and the University of Detroit Mercy all have two alumni/ae represented. The remaining schools with alumni/ae in Congress are Creighton University, Gonzaga University, Loyola University Chicago, Marquette University, Saint Joseph’s University and Wheeling Jesuit University."

Find the full article and a listing of all 56 alumni/ae here.