Manhattan College Ranks Among Top One Percent of Private Universities for ROI cites Manhattan College as No. 20 in its Million Dollar ROI rankings.

In a new ranking released by (ACO), Manhattan College was listed among the top one percent of private institutions across the country that offer a million dollar return on investment (ROI) to graduates. Manhattan College was cited as No. 20 in the Million Dollar ROI ranking published on June 27.

On July 29, ACO also published its AC Online: Highest Return on Investment Colleges in New York list, and Manhattan College was ranked No. 4 on the list of 84 top colleges for ROI in the state. 

The tuition rates, fees and alumni salaries for more than 7,000 U.S. colleges and universities were examined to determine a million dollar ROI. ACO analyzed data from the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the Carnegie Foundation and, and ranked the following 46 private institutions, including Manhattan College:

1.     Harvey Mudd College

2.     California Institute off Technology (Caltech)

3.     Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly)

4.     Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

5.     Stevens Institute of Technology

6.     Stanford University

7.     Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT)

8.     Claremont McKenna College

9.     Harvard University

10.  Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

11.  Santa Clara University

12.  Dartmouth College

13.  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

14.  Williams College

15.  University of Notre Dame

16.  Princeton University

17.  Babson College

18.  Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

19.  Haverford College

20.  University of Pennsylvania

21.  Manhattan College

22.  Columbia University

23.  Duke University

24.  Lehigh University

25.  Swarthmore College

26.  Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)

27.  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)

28.  Lafayette College

29.  Brown University

30.  Cornell University

31.  Clarkson University

32.  Kettering University

33.  Bucknell University

34.  Johns Hopkins University

35.  Touro College

36.  Rice University

37.  Washington and Lee University

38.  Milwaukee School of Engineering

39.  Tufts University

40.  Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

41.  Hamilton College

42.  University of the Pacific

43.  Amherst College

44.  Colgate University

45.  Drexel University

46.  Villanova University

Manhattan College’s 30-year net ROI of $1,216,000 was obtained by calculating the estimated 30-year earnings of graduates minus the expected earnings without a degree and four years of tuition and fees. offers information and resources to prospective college students and their parents. To learn more about the Million Dollar ROI ranking, visit

MC Staff