Manhattan College Ranks 15th in the Nation for Return on Investment According to Survey of Graduates

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The Payscale 2014 College Return on Investment (ROI) Report cites Manhattan College as No. 15 out of more than 900 institutions nationwide.

It is gratifying to have this evidence, year after year, of the tangible value of a Manhattan College education.

In Payscale’s recent 2014 College Return on Investment (ROI) Report, Manhattan College ranked No. 15 in the nation for offering bachelor’s degrees with value. The College was evaluated among more than 900 colleges and universities, and also was the leading institution for religiously affiliated schools.

This year, PayScale changed its methodology to calculate a 20-year ROI vs. a 30-year ROI, a better “stopping point for real pay growth,” according to Payscale. Even with these changes, Manhattan College improved its ranking to No. 15.

“Religiously affiliated schools see a big spread in 20-year ROI values: Manhattan College topped the list with an ROI of $675,600 (overall rank of 15),” Payscale wrote in the March 26 press release.

“It is gratifying to have this evidence, year after year, of the tangible value of a Manhattan College education,” said President Brennan O’Donnell. “We pride ourselves on offering an academically excellent, values-grounded, and affordable education that provides a strong return on investment.”

Manhattan College also placed 11th out of 476 private, not-for-profit universities. In addition, the report cited a positive correlation between STEM-focused schools and ROI, and higher overall ROI figures.

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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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Liz Connolly Bauman
Director of Communications
email: public_relations(at)manhattan(dot)edu

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