In an economy where college tuition rates are rising, Manhattan College is emerging as a leader in producing successful graduates, while delivering value on one’s investment. Two recent surveys conducted by Bloomberg Businessweek/PayScale.com and CNNMoney.com/PayScale.com placed the value of a Manhattan College education among the top ranking colleges and universities in the nation.
According to CNNMoney.com/PayScale.com’s 2010-2011 College Salary report, Manhattan College ranked 30th out of 999 schools in the mid-career median salary category. The report demonstrated how the median salary of Manhattan College alumni nearly doubled from entry level to mid-career ($55,300 to $105,000).
The starting salary employee information was compiled from full-time employees who had five years of experience or less in their career. Whereas, the mid-career figures came from employees with at least 10 years of experience in their field.
The Bloomberg Businessweek/PayScale.com analysis (Which Colleges Are Worth Your Investment? survey) indicated a high return on investment for a Manhattan College education. Manhattan ranked 37th out of 554 schools surveyed, with a 30-year net return on investment in excess of $1 million.
“At a time when students and their families are rightly asking tough questions about the value of a college education, these surveys confirm the remarkable success of Manhattan College in preparing students for productive and rewarding careers,” said Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College. “We are proud of our long tradition of combining a broad liberal arts education with excellent preparation for the professions. It is good to see such tangible proof of a phrase often uttered by our alumni, ‘Manhattan College puts people to work.’”
Earlier this summer, Manhattan College was also listed on Forbes’ America’s Best Colleges 2010 list
as No. 149 out of 610 of the best public and private colleges and universities from the student’s point of view. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report named Manhattan College the No. 17 regional university in the North for the second year in a row in its annual America’s Best Colleges survey.