Wagner College was ranked among the 209 best-value colleges in America by the Princeton Review in its new guidebook, “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In – 2015 Edition,” released this morning.
Wagner was one of just 31 colleges or universities in New York State that made the list.
Wagner College has been listed in the Princeton Review’s primary college guidebook, “Best Colleges,” since it was first published in 2004.
While based on the original “Best Colleges” book, editors say that the new “Colleges That Pay You Back” guide is designed to address two particular concerns of college applicants and their parents: paying for college, and graduating with a good job and paycheck.
For its new guidebook, the Princeton Review developed a “Return-on-Education” rating that measures 40 weighted data points — everything from academics, cost, financial aid and student debt to statistics on graduation rates, alumni salaries and job satisfaction.
The ROE ratings were based on data collected in 2013-14 from the Princeton Review’s surveys of administrators and students at 650 colleges, plus surveys conducted by PayScale.com through April 2014 of alumni of the same schools.
Wagner College’s alumni salaries rank #14 in New York State, according to the PayScale survey released in September. You can read more about that survey in our Newsroom.
Wagner College was also ranked among the top 25 schools in the nation for internship opportunities in the new “Colleges That Pay You Back” guidebook. The only other institution in New York City to make this list was New York University.