Wall Street Journal Report Ranks Manhattan College Highly in Outcomes and Engagement

The College ranks in the top quarter of all colleges and universities nationwide.

Commencement Manhattan College was recognized as one of the top colleges in the United States, according to a report released this week by the Wall Street Journal, in conjunction with Times Higher Education.

Manhattan College ranked in the top 25 percent of more than 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide, scoring particularly high in a survey of students that cited strong career preparation, student engagement and outcomes after graduation.

The survey highlighted a continuous trend -- Manhattan College’s return on investment. It notes that 10 years after entering college, Manhattan graduates earn an average salary of $63,000. That number is a key component of the College’s high marks in the outcomes category, which also includes the College’s graduation rate, graduates’ average salary, and the academic reputation of the College.

The student engagement area includes student engagement on campus, recommendations from current students, quality of interaction between faculty and students and the number of accredited programs.

In April, PayScale reported that Manhattan College’s 20-year net return on investment is $588,000, calculated as the difference between 20-year median pay for a bachelor’s degree graduate and 24-year median pay for a high school graduate, minus the total four-year cost.

By Pete McHugh