Manhattan College Ranks Among Top One Percent of Private Universities for Return on Investment

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In a new ranking released by (ACO), Manhattan College was listed among the top one percent of private institutions across the country that offer a million dollar return on investment (ROI) to graduates. Manhattan College was cited as No. 21 in the Million Dollar ROI ranking published on June 27.

The tuition rates, fees and alumni salaries for more than 7,000 U.S. colleges and universities were examined to determine a million dollar ROI. ACO analyzed data from the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the Carnegie Foundation and, and ranked the following 46 private institutions, including Manhattan College:

1.    Harvey Mudd College
2.    California Institute off Technology (Caltech)
3.    Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly)
4.    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
5.    Stevens Institute of Technology
6.    Stanford University
7.    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT)
8.    Claremont McKenna College
9.    Harvard University
10.    Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
11.    Santa Clara University
12.    Dartmouth College
13.    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
14.    Williams College
15.    University of Notre Dame
16.    Princeton University
17.    Babson College
18.    Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
19.    Haverford College
20.    University of Pennsylvania
21.    Manhattan College
22.    Columbia University
23.    Duke University
24.    Lehigh University
25.    Swarthmore College
26.    Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
27.    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)
28.    Lafayette College
29.    Brown University
30.    Cornell University
31.    Clarkson University
32.    Kettering University
33.    Bucknell University
34.    Johns Hopkins University
35.    Touro College
36.    Rice University
37.    Washington and Lee University
38.    Milwaukee School of Engineering
39.    Tufts University
40.    Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
41.    Hamilton College
42.    University of the Pacific
43.    Amherst College
44.    Colgate University
45.    Drexel University
46.    Villanova University

Manhattan College’s 30-year net ROI of $1,216,000 was obtained by calculating the estimated 30-year earnings of graduates minus the expected earnings without a degree and four years of tuition and fees. offers information and resources to prospective college students and their parents. To learn more about the Million Dollar ROI ranking, visit


About Manhattan College:
Manhattan College is located at West 242nd Street near Broadway in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, one mile from the Westchester County line and accessible by MTA subway line No. 1. For directions to the campus, visit

Founded in 1853, Manhattan College is an independent, Lasallian Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning offering more than 40 major programs of undergraduate study in the areas of arts, business, education and health, engineering and science, along with continuing and professional studies, and a graduate division. For more information about Manhattan College, visit

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