Manhattan College Ranks 18th in the Nation Among Private Colleges for Return on Investment

The Payscale 2015 College Return on Investment (ROI) Report cites Manhattan College as No. 18 among more than 400 private colleges nationwide.

In Payscale’s recent 2015 College Return on Investment (ROI) Report: Best Value Colleges, Manhattan College ranked No. 18 among private colleges in the nation for offering bachelor’s degrees with value, and 33rd overall among 1,223 private and public institutions.

“No matter how you look at it, college is an investment — both of time and money,” Payscale wrote in the March 10 press release. “The benefit to this particular investment is that there are returns far beyond the obvious monetary ones. However, the financial aspects of evaluating college return on investment cannot be ignored. And, some schools are simply doing a better job of setting their alumni up for success in the job market.”

Manhattan College ranked as the third highest college for ROI in New York State with New York University as No. 1 and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as No. 2. In addition, among religiously affiliated schools, Manhattan College placed second, and the College’s median starting salary for graduates was reported as $57,500.

“The Payscale survey underscores Manhattan’s strong reputation for preparing students to make a contribution,” says Brennan O’Donnell, president of Manhattan College. “Our perennial presence at the top of the rankings is a recognition of the extraordinary success of our alumni and of the extraordinary value of a Manhattan College education.”

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MC Staff