Manhattan College Gets High Marks in Economic Mobility Studies

Two studies show that Manhattan College can help students earn and achieve more after graduation.

Students walking on campus during winterManhattan College, which has been named one of the 10 most transformative colleges in the country by Money, has also been recognized recently as a college that provides a high return on investment (ROI) to low-income students.

A study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce ranked Manhattan College 95th out of 3,380 universities on ROI over a 40-year period. That places Manhattan College among the top 3% of all colleges and universities in the country. 

The Georgetown study gives additional weight to such factors as the percentage of low-income students who are enrolled, their graduation rates, and their long-term ROI, all factors that proved beneficial to Manhattan College’s placement in the rankings.

A second recent study, by Third Way, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., also rated higher education institutions by economic mobility. Manhattan College is ranked among the top 25% of all institutions surveyed, 323rd out of 1,321 institutions. 

Last fall, Manhattan College also received national recognition on its ROI from Payscale, which rated Manhattan in the top 3% nationwide on its College Salary Report. U.S. News and World Report also ranked Manhattan among the top 13 regional universities in the North and a top school for engineering, undergraduate teaching and student veterans.

By Pete McHugh