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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.

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. In fact, less than a year after graduating, on average 90% of alumni report that they are employed or in graduate school. On 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. 

A College with Added Value

Watch this video to find out about return on investment at Manhattan College.

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

Rankings

  • In 2019, MONEY listed us at the #1 most transformative college in the country, saying we have a proven ability to change the lives of our students.
  • Brookings rates us 9th out of more than 7,000 two- and four-year schools in an analysis that examined how well schools prepare students for successful careers.
  • Payscale rates Manhattan College in the top 3% nationwide on its 2019 College Salary Report.
  • Forbes put us among the top 100 Northeast colleges on its 2018 Best Value Colleges list.
  • U.S. News and World Report ranks us among the top 13 regional universities in the North and a top school for undergraduate teaching and student veterans.
  • Affordable Colleges Online ranks us in the top 1% of private universities that offer gradautes a $1million return on their investment. 

Learn more about career outcomes

Success Stories

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