The Daily Beast recently placed Manhattan among the top 25 institutions in the country for return on investment, citing the College for providing graduates an opportunity to earn a strong starting salary and mid-career average salary. The College was the only religiously affiliated school on a list dominated by Ivy League schools, public flagships such as the University of California, Berkeley, and private research universities including Duke, MIT, Stanford and Vanderbilt.
“Students consistently rate gaining lucrative employment as the most essential factor in deciding where to go to college,” Brandy Zadrozny writes in The Daily Beast. “With that in mind, The Daily Beast wanted to find which schools offered students the best opportunity to make money in the future without shelling out too much upfront.”
“We’re proud of our long and excellent record of success preparing students well for life after college,” says President Brennan O’Donnell. “It’s gratifying to have that record recognized and appreciated in a growing number of rankings that focus on the question of value.”
According to The Daily Beast rankings, the average starting salary for Manhattan College graduates was $57,500 and the mid-career average salary was $110,800. The Daily Beast used a variation of the Payscale.com rankings, limiting its list to schools that graduate at least 75 percent of its students within six years.
Read more about The Daily Beast’s methodology.