For this list, MONEY ranked colleges based on exclusive value-added scores for graduation rates, earnings, and student loan repayment. The list calculates Manhattan College graduates’ average early career earnings at $60,700 and an earnings premium of $13,300 over peer institutions.
The MONEY list continues a trend of Manhattan College being recognized for the value it adds to a student’s education, during their time on campus and after graduation.
In a 2018 PayScale study based on a 20-year net return on investment and the total average four-year cost of attendance, Manhattan College placed within the top 4% of all colleges and universities in the country, at #73 overall and #35 among all private institutions.
The PayScale study reflected Manhattan College’s high job placement rate, with a 20-year net ROI of $591,000, 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 average four-year cost.