In its annual College Salary Report for 2016-17 -- PayScale also produces a Best Value Colleges report each spring — Manhattan College was tied for 45th with the University of Notre Dame, among 963 national colleges and universities for salary potential. That ranking placed Manhattan among the top 5% of all institutions surveyed. The PayScale survey cited the College’s average early career pay of $58,500 and median career pay of $104,000.
Manhattan College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company featured the College in the new 2017 edition of its flagship college guide, “The Best 381 Colleges.” In its profile on Manhattan, The Princeton Review recognized the College for its “internationally recognized faculty, sought-after leaders and real-world consultants in their fields.”
The profile also quoted Manhattan College students extensively. Among their comments: “The vibe on campus is definitely very open and friendly," everyone "reaches out to or helps anyone who is struggling in classes or even personal issues," and students are "very dedicated to the school." "Once a Jasper, always a Jasper."
Manhattan College ranked among the top 30 northeast colleges in the “Best Bang for Your Buck” category. Washington Monthly “gathered the best available data and ranked colleges not on what they did for themselves, but what they did for their country,” based on three pillars: social mobility, research and service. In its rankings, Washington Monthly noted Manhattan outpaced its predicted graduation rate and predicted median earnings.