Manhattan College Receives Top Ranking for Post-Graduate Earnings

The College ranked No. 1 among Catholic institutions in the PayScale 2014-2015 College Salary Report’s alumni salary category.

PayScale, Inc. recognized Manhattan College as one of the leading colleges and universities for post-graduate earnings in its 2014-2015 College Salary Report. Manhattan College was ranked No. 22 out of more than 1,000 colleges and universities, and No. 1 among Catholic institutions in the alumni salary category.

PayScale’s methodology changed this year with the addition of salary data for graduates who earned higher degrees (e.g. master’s, MBA, Ph.D.) after receiving their bachelor’s degrees. In the alumni salary outcome category, Manhattan College tied for No. 22 with the University of Pennsylvania. Among Catholic colleges, Manhattan ranked No. 1, finishing ahead of Santa Clara University (25), Georgetown University (35) and the University of Notre Dame (37). The report showed that Manhattan graduates average an early starting salary of $57,000 and a mid-career salary of $115,900.

According to PayScale: “Previously, we did not include alumni with advanced degrees in an effort to isolate how undergraduate institutions contribute directly to future earning potential. However, this year we wanted to include both figures so that schools that send more students on to graduate school get a fair representation.”

In addition, Manhattan College ranked No. 30 in the bachelor’s degree-only data with an average early career salary of $57,500 and mid-career salary of $110,800. This data is calculated from graduates who only received a bachelor’s degree and did not go on to receive any additional degrees.

Read more about PayScale’s methodology at

MC Staff