2012 Rankings Demonstrate the Value of a Manhattan College Education

Payscale.com ROI survey ranks College in top 20 as a leader in producing successful graduates.

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“Our presence, year after year, on this list testifies to the great value of a Manhattan College education; our steady rise reflects our constant efforts to combine excellence and affordability,” said President Brennan O’Donnell.

Riverdale, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2012

Manhattan College placed 19th among 850 U.S. colleges and universities on the Payscale.com 2012 Return on Investment (ROI) Rankings: College Education Value Compared survey earlier this month, which further demonstrates the long-term professional success of Manhattan graduates.

In the past two years, Manhattan College’s ROI ranking by Payscale.com has moved from 37th in 2010 to 19th in its current position.

“Our presence, year after year, on this list testifies to the great value of a Manhattan College education; our steady rise reflects our constant efforts to combine excellence and affordability,” said President Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D.

The survey cited a 30-year return on investment of more than $800,000 for Manhattan by calculating the average salary of a graduate after deducting the net cost of a four-year degree.
In addition to Manhattan, the following colleges and universities were cited as the top 20 schools offering a return on investment:
1.    Harvey Mudd College
2.    California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
3.    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
4.    Stanford University
5.    Princeton University
6.    Harvard University
7.    Dartmouth College
8.    Duke University
9.    University of Pennsylvania
10.    University of Notre Dame
11.    Babson College
12.    Lehigh University
13.    Cornell University
14.    Colorado School of Mines (public in-state)
15.    Columbia University
16.    Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
17.    Georgia Institute of Technology
18.    Colorado School of Mines (public out-of-state)
19.    Manhattan College
20.    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

To learn more about the survey’s methodology, visit Payscale.com’s website.

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 http://www.manhattan.edu.

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, engineering and science, along with continuing and professional studies, and a graduate division. For more information about Manhattan College, visit http://www.manhattan.edu.

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


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