Beverly, MA (PRWEB) August 07, 2013
Endicott College has been identified by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online) as one of the Massachusetts colleges and universities with the greatest lifetime return on investment (ROI). Graduates from these schools enjoy the largest earnings gap between non-degree holders over thirty years, and earn more on average than graduates from other Massachusetts schools.
“These are important lists for prospective students to consider,” says AC Online founder Dan Schuessler. “We’ve sifted through comprehensive data sources to find colleges and universities in Massachusetts that offer a high quality education with consistent, long-term payoffs in the workplace.”
AC Online developed the following criteria for consideration as a “High ROI College:”
- Fully accredited institution
- Either public or private
- Four-year, degree-granting institution
- ROI according to PayScale’s 2013 College Value Report
“We aim to educate so that potential students are aware of their options for obtaining a degree and, most importantly, for paying for one,” says Schuessler. “What are the most affordable options – online study, two-year, four-year, public or private colleges? What financial aid options are available and what pitfalls should you avoid? Our goal at AffordableCollegesOnline is to keep our finger on the pulse of college-related issues, the latest research, how the government is responding, and help students analyze their options.”
Endicott President Richard E. Wylie said, “I am so pleased that Endicott is included in this ranking. With our emphasis on internship and experiential learning, a requirement that has long proven to be very effective in improving graduate employment options, Endicott is proud of the value of the education students receive here. We have always believed in it, and in our graduates, but it’s very rewarding to see outside organizations recognize this advantage. Endicott students are well prepared for their careers and future – their time here is just the beginning of their success.”
AC Online compiled the list of schools meeting these criteria by using the following highly respected, authoritative data sets: NCES (http://nces.ed.gov/), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education; IPEDS (http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/), the primary federal source for data on colleges, universities, and technical and vocational postsecondary schools in the U.S; Carnegie Classification (http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/), a framework widely used in the study of higher education, both as a way to represent and control for institutional differences, and also in the design of research studies to ensure adequate representation of sampled institutions, students, or faculty; and, Payscale.com (http://www.payscale.com/about/methodology), the premier salary data collection organization.
About AC Online
AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online) is today’s #1 resource for college affordability and financial aid information. Affordable Colleges Online provides students with information about affordable higher education options. The website offers financial aid videos, expert advice, and cost savings ideas. AC Online is a trusted resource for college stats and rankings.
About Endicott College
Located in Beverly, Massachusetts on 235 acres of oceanfront property, Endicott College offers Doctor, Master, and Bachelor degree programs in the professional and liberal arts. Founded in 1939, Endicott provides an education built upon a combination of theory and practice, which is tested through internships and work experience. Studying at the Beverly campus, regionally, and internationally, are approximately 2,400 undergraduate and more than 2,650 adult and graduate students.