Manhattan College Snags 15th Place Ranking on PayScale’s College Return on Investment


Manhattan College was ranked 15th by Payscale for its 2014 report on colleges’ 20 year net return on investment. Last year, MC was ranked 32nd in the same report based on a 30 year net return on investment.

“We’re letting people know who we are and what we do,” Provost William Clyde said about the high ranking. “What it really is saying that our graduates do well professionally.”

He cited MC’s emphasis on long-term success of its undergraduates by fusing a liberal arts foundation with Lasallian values and professional skills for the continued success of Manhattan College in national rankings.

Manhattan College surpassed several local colleges in PayScale’s report. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was ranked at 28th and Columbia University was ranked at 32nd. Fordham University was ranked 20th followed by New York University at 22nd.

Iona College was ranked 10th.

For interactive graphics and a searchable tool that allows users to further explore the data and methodology behind these rankings, visit PayScale’s ROI Site.