2012 Rankings Demonstrate the Value of a Manhattan College Education

Payscale.com ROI survey ranks College in top 20 as a leader in producing successful graduates.

Manhattan College placed 19th among 850 U.S. colleges and universities on the Payscale.com 2012 Return on Investment (ROI) Rankings: College Education Value Compared survey earlier this month, which further demonstrates the long-term professional success of Manhattan graduates. 

In the past two years, Manhattan College’s ROI ranking by Payscale.com has moved from 37th in 2010 to 19th in its current position.

“Our presence, year after year, on this list testifies to the great value of a Manhattan College education; our steady rise reflects our constant efforts to combine excellence and affordability,” said President Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D.

The survey cited a 30-year return on investment of more than $800,000 for Manhattan by calculating the average salary of a graduate after deducting the net cost of a four-year degree.

In addition to Manhattan, the following colleges and universities were cited as the top 20 schools offering a return on investment:

1.     Harvey Mudd College

2.     California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

3.     Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

4.     Stanford University

5.     Princeton University

6.     Harvard University

7.     Dartmouth College

8.     Duke University

9.     University of Pennsylvania

10.  University of Notre Dame

11.  Babson College

12.  Lehigh University

13.  Cornell University

14.  Colorado School of Mines (public in-state)

15.  Columbia University

16.  Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

17.  Georgia Institute of Technology

18.  Colorado School of Mines (public out-of-state)

19.  Manhattan College

20.  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

To learn more about the survey’s methodology, visit Payscale.com’s website.