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Return on Investment

ROI. When it comes to paying for college, those three little letters make all the difference. Attending Manhattan College is one of the best educational investments you can make. Our alumni are not only making money, but making the world a better place.

*Salary estimate provided by Pay Scale College Salary Report.

Manhattan was once referred to as "The Best Kept Secret in New York City." Today, the secret's out — Manhattan College is nationally recognized as a top school in preparing its graduates for successful careers at international companies like IBM, Google, JP Morgan and Wells Fargo. Learn more about career outcomesOn top of that, Manhattan College is exceeding expected results in areas like starting salaries and mid-career earnings, warranting a "value-added" label from institutions like Forbes, Brookings and Payscale. 

Top Employers Hiring Our Graduates Include:

Company Logos of Top Employers hiring Manhattan College Graduates: New York Power Authority, Turner Construction Company, Newsweek, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NBC Universal, J.P.MorganChase, Disney-ABC Television Group, Skanska, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and ConEdison.

It's Not Just About Money

Less quantifiable characteristics like administration and teaching quality, student ambition and alumni networks are contributing to our rankings, proving that a strong community and bonds that go beyond the classroom make a real difference. 

By becoming a Jasper, you're making a smart decision to invest in your future, both financially and intellectually. You're also becoming part of a special Lasallian community that sees the bigger picture and contributes to society in a positive way. Now that's a return on real life.  

Manhattan gets the most out of you as an individual, and Manhattan gets you to give your best. I firmly believe I would not be where I am today, without having had the benefit of going to Manhattan College. It gave hope to a kid from Queens that anything was possible with hard work, dedication, and accountability.

Stephen J. Squeri '81, '86 (MBA), Chairman of the American Express Company


  • Washington Monthy listed us in top 30 among all Master’s Colleges and Universities in the country.
  • The Princeton Review recommends Manhattan College as one of the best U.S. colleges for its prestigious academics and vibrant campus life. 
  • Forbes ranked us 41st for its high median 10-year alumni salary.
  • U.S. News and World Report ranks us among the top 13 regional universities in the North and a top school for engineering, undergraduate teaching, and student veterans.
  • Money ranks us 1st out of the 10 listed Catholic institutions in New York and tied for 1st out of 44 ranked Catholic institutions in the Northeast. 

Learn more about career outcomes

Success Stories

Here are just a few Manhattan College graduates who forged successful career paths. Read their stories below.