Checking in at No. 8, Manhattan College students have a $16,200 earnings premium over their peers after graduating. Money says that the College’s “Bronx location helps students snag internships and jobs in New York City, which likely helps explain that its average alumni salaries are also above average.”
Money’s most transformative colleges list highlights those schools that do the best at getting comparable student populations to graduation and into decent-paying jobs.
Colleges that enroll large numbers of wealthier or high-performing students are more likely to have strong graduation and job placement rates. To even the playing field, Money’s transformative list ranks colleges on how they perform given what’s typical for schools with similar students, whether that’s a large share of lower-income students or predominantly students with strong grades.